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.
June 15-19 at 5555 N. Lamar Suite 103B – Instructor TBD – Format TBD
July 13-17 at 617 Congress Ave – Asaf Ronen – The Movie Format
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
ASAF RONEN is the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. He regularly performs, teaches and produces in Austin, and for eight years was Education Director at The Institution Theater. He is also a Producer and Education Director of the annual Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. He has taught and performed improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in twenty-eight of these United States with such groups as the B. Iden Payne Award winning Confidence Men (improvised plays in the style of David Mamet) and imp (mostly silent improv).
Times, Dates, And Details
|Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00||
The Movie Format
|Mon – Fri, 1:00 – 5:00||
The showcases for the teen intensives will be 4:00-5:00 on Friday.
We understand that cancellations 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.