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Grade Level: 3-5, 5-7, 6-8, 8+ Rehearsal dates: Jan 14 - Feb 26, 2019 Show dates: Feb 25 - Feb 26, 2019
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Instructor: Amanda Davila
We’re just makin it up! Join us as we play games, pretend, and make people (including ourselves) laugh. Improv lets you explore the universe without going anywhere, be anything you want and say things you didn’t know you wanted to say. Improv teaches you to build with others and be in the moment. Not only is it incredibly fun, but it also makes you a better actor. At the end of the term we get to play in front of a live audience!

 

  
Instructor:  Nick Mataragas
A class for kids that see the world differently. People who find humor in the oddest of things, and like to build a story around that oddness. Sketches are the perfect way to make people laugh and think. Sketch has an impressive history in comedy (Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, All That, etc.),and will continue to have a huge impact on our world. In the sketch writing class, we will learn to build many kinds of jokes and sketches from the thoughtful to the absurd. Then at the end of the term we will present our original work to a live audience!
Meet the Instructors: 
Amanda Davila is an actor, writer, director, singer and photographer and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. She made her directorial debut with ‘Oh My Gods’, in late 2017 which was also her first full-length play. She is the Vice President of Development at Memoriam Development where she has acted in, and co-written multiple projects including ‘Participation Trophy”. When Amanda isn’t performing or creating, she spends her time traveling, cooking and sitting alone in a dark room drinking wine and wondering if she has any real talent. You know, artsy stuff.”
Nick Mataragas is a director, actor, writer, producer, podcaster, and improviser, and is a graduate of the IO Chicago training center (so many things!). Nick can be heard on multiple podcasts on The DVMPE network including Memoriam Productions, SURIAL, The Last Days of Macho Man Will Shiflett, and Freak of the Week. For many years he could be seen in improv shows at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora Illinois. When not working way too much, Nick celebrates the god Dionysus, enjoys reading, and sleeps. Nick is the founder, and head of development at Memoriam Development.”

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