NEW ORLEANS – Funny Bones Improv is happy to announce a seven week improv session for children ages 9-14. Classes start Saturday, March 5th at 2PM and will be taught by Funny Bones Improv New Orleans Program Director, Emily Slazer. We are excited to hold these sessions at Playhouse NOLA located in the heart of Bywater at 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117. There is a limit to 12 students for this session and a fee of $225.00 per student.
Study the fundamentals of improvisation with us. Your child will learn the four ‘c’s of improv: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. All of which has the added bonus of teaching patience, instilling self-confidence and respect for other performers. This non-judgmental process spills over into everyday life and we bet your entire family will soon be saying, “Yes…and?”
Is your child already involved with theater? Join us and the games we teach will help your child work well with an ensemble, gain experience with character work and has the potential to put them ahead of the game when it comes to casting.
Deana Criess, director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company said it best on KQED last year, “Improv enthusiasts rave about its educational value. Not only does it hone communication and public speaking skills, it also stimulates fast thinking and engagement with ideas. On a deeper level, improv chips away at mental barriers that block creative thinking — that internal editor who crosses out every word before it appears on a page — and rewards spontaneous, intuitive responses. Because improv depends on the group providing categorical support for every answer, participants also grow in confidence and feel more connected to others.” (Click here to hear the entire interview – it’s a good one!)
I bet you are wondering what X-Area means, right? Well, the first book that gave specific techniques for learning to do and teach improvisational theater was written by Viola Spolin and there she recalls how she often used the word intuition to explain improvisation. But with time, she decided that word was overused and that is no longer explained the free area your brain goes when improvising…so she coined the term X-area.
- 1st Session – March 5th – April 16th
- See your kids perform on stage – April 16th*
- 2 – 4 PM
- Playhouse Nola: 3214 Burgundy St., New Orleans LA 70117
- Fee: $225
- Class limit to 12 Children
Bring your kids to play with us! Click here to sign them up.
*The fee for the class includes 2 free tickets to the show that will be open to the public. Additional tickets will be sold online and at the door prior to the show for $10 each.