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Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer
with Hideout Education Director Andy Crouch
Tuesday 7-9:30pm, July 17

Learning improvisation is a thrilling, terrifying undertaking for most people – we’re all drawn to it for different reasons and bring our own individual strengths and weaknesses to the process. Sharing improvisation with a new group of students means creating an experience that diffuses their anxiety and their skepticism, that sets a tone of playfulness and fun that helps them get out of their own way and step bravely into risk and vulnerability and learning. Teaching improv is its own art form.

If you’re excited about the idea of sharing improv with more people, we want to give you the tools to do it as effectively, efficiently and humanely as possible. This workshop doubles as an improv workshop, so you’ll get to play a lot as we transparently cover the why and how of what we’re doing. We’ll cover:

-Creating an atmosphere of fun and support
-Getting people out of their heads in EVERY moment
-Finding the right level of challenge for each class and each student
-Inviting students to reflect on their experiences in a meaningful way
-Building a curriculum that fits the needs at hand
-Andy’s bulletproof two-hour introduction to improv for ANY group

Just to be clear, this class is not a path to teaching at the Hideout. The goal for this class is to share the tools that we use in the Hideout’s adult classes and Professional Development program as far and wide as possible. If you’re interested in teaching at the Hideout, the best thing to do is shoot Andy an email and set up a conversation about the teaching track and how that process works.

Andy Crouch has been the Hideout Theatre’s Director of Education for over a decade. He has spent the last five years overhauling the Hideout’s Corporate training and private workshop program. He’s passionate about teaching improv and has learned a boatload of best practices, tips, tricks and philosophies from some of the best instructors in the world (Keith Johnstone, Mick Napier, Jill Bernard, William Hall, Rebecca Stockley, Randy Dixon, Shawn Kinley, Dennis Cahill, and more).

$40 / 2.5 hours / Limited Space / Class held at Hideout Studios – 2505 E 6th St, Unit C