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Teen Intensives

About the Intensive

Take a week to work on your improv and acting skills this summer. First we’ll cover the basics of improv acting, so you know how to walk on the stage with nothing and create worlds. Then we will get in there and work your scenes to make them as full and rich as possible. Including playing with character, timing, interactions, reactions, and narrative structure. By the end of the week you’ll be ready to take the stage in our own performance for your friends and family. And blow them away!

Visit our main Improv Summer Camp page for information on camps for younger children.

Teen Intensive Topics

New for 2014, each of our Teen Intensives will have a special topic, or improv format, that is used to focus the instruction.

The Movie Format (July 14-18)

The Movie Format (developed by the late Del Close) uses the vocabulary and techniques of film to create improv on the stage. The object is to unfold one sprawling narrative, often with multiple storylines sometimes discovering the genre along the way.

This class will focus on:
- New ways to use the stage to convey a new environment
- Initiating genre and letting the genre guide your story
- Leaning narrative in a way to focus on what is happening instead of what is coming next

Times, Dates, And Details

June 23 – 27 Mon – Fri, 8:30 – 12:30
Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00
July 14 – 18 Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00
Jul 28 – Aug 1 Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that cancelations are sometimes necessary.

If you need to cancel anytime up until a week before the start of the camp you are registered for we will refund you the price you paid, minus a $25 administration fee.  If you want to transfer to another camp there will be no penalty.

If you cancel with less than one weeks notice, we will refund you half of the price you paid, or allow you to switch to another camp minus a $25 administration fee.

If you don’t show up or cancel after the start of the camp there will be no refund unless you have a doctors note, or other compelling emergency.  In these cases you will only be issued a credit of the amount you paid for another camp, or class at the Hideout Theatre minus a $25 administration fee.

All Cancelations should be in writing – email is preferred.


Mon. Jun 23rd, 8:30am-12:30pm. $180

High School. Half-day camp. June 23rd - 27th.

Mon. Jun 23rd, 1:00pm-5:00pm. $180

High School. Half-day camp. June 23rd - 27th.

Mon. Jul 14th, 1:00pm-5:00pm. $180

High School. Half-day camp. July 14th - 18th.

Mon. Jul 28th, 1:00pm-5:00pm. $180

High School. Half-day camp. July 28th - August 1st.