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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 with your improv to make it as full and rich as possible. Including playing with character, timing, interactions, reactions, and working together. 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

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

Improv Games (June 18-22)

Instructor: Tyler Lane

Improv games are what you usually imagine when you think of improv – fast and clever in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway or the work out of Second City. These games are fun to play for sure, but the also teach the basics of all of your most important improv skills: how to agree and build a scene, how to delight your partner, how to be present and respond in the moment and how to create fun and excitement out of a blank stage.

This intensive will end with a showcase on Friday the 22rd for friends and family. Followed by an            exciting opportunity to join our special Marathon Players as they start off their 48 hours of                              improv shows.

Tyler Lane is a member of Austin’s well regarded troupes Channel 2 and Golden. They are also a                     regular director of Maestro and Fancy Pants at the Hideout Theater.  In addition they teach for                       the Hideout Kids program and works with kids from 5 years old to 18 years old. They are also a                       master of being goofy!

Close Up – Improvised Mockumentaries (July 30-Aug 3) 

Instructor: Caeriel Crestin

Irreverent, hilarious and over the top – Mockumentaries are known for poking fun at anyone and anything. In this class you will learn the basics of improv and then take that knowledge to create a ridiculous look at whatever topic the audience suggests. Learn to give haunting monologues, have outrageous conflicts, and be ultimately committed to a subject you may have only just heard of.

There will be a final showcase on Friday the 3rd for friends and family – so you can show off the hijinx you have learned to create.

Caeriel Crestin is a frequent director, performer and teacher at the Hideout Theater. He directed the original run of Close Up – to a run of sold out houses. Caeriel specializes in creating hilarious formats and developing super close knit casts in his shows and classes.

Times, Dates, And Details

June 18 – 22
Improv Games with Tyler Lane
Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00
July 30 -Aug 3
Improvised Mockumentaries  with Caeriel Crestin
Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00

The showcases for the teen intensives will be 4:00-5:30 on Friday.

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.