This improv crash course will teach the foundations of improvisational acting through scene work, fun games, and working towards more advanced improv technique. There are many misconceptions about improv and this class is here to debunk the myths that you have to be the funniest person in the room to do improv, that improv is always random and crazy, that improv has no rules or structure, or that it isn’t useful in other areas of theatre. Improv is a beautiful and expressive art form that enhances many useful skills inside and outside the world of theatre, such as active listening skills, public speaking, creativity, adaptability, trust, and self-confidence. Aside from the fact that this class will help students to strengthen their craft, it will also be jam-packed with fun and laughter every single night. Join us in this high energy class lead by two seasoned improvisers who want to share the magic of improv with CYT students!
Amanda is the Worship Pastor at River Of Life Worship Center where she has been serving in worship ministry since 2009. Amanda studied theater and acted professionally in Chicago before transitioning to ministry. Amanda has been involved with CYT for several years and has taught a variety of classes and camps. She feels incredibly blessed to use her theater experience to pour into the next generation. Amanda’s favorite form of acting is improv and she’s excited to teach this class And watch these students grow as actors and stretch themselves in a new way. Amanda is a wife to her wonderful husband, Raul and mommy to Emilio and Ari. Amanda also co-owns a makeup artistry company, loves pugs and traveling to new places.
Hannah Taraschke is a theatre director and performer, specializing in musical theatre and improvisational acting. Hannah has been working for CYT Fredericksburg since 2015 and is so excited to be back to her home town after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Theatre. She has a background in stage management, choreography, and childhood education. Hannah has studied improv since the age of 12 and has competed nationally, going on to coach competitive improv teams. During her time at university, Hannah directed and choreographed “She Loves Me”, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and “Seussical” and wrote her Senior Thesis on Drama Therapy for children. Hannah is CYT’s biggest fan and had the opportunity to work alongside the founders of CYT at the CYT Headquarters in San Diego this passed summer for the annual CYT EXPO. Hannah has a huge heart for children and plans to pursue a career in drama therapy. She plans to continue directing, teaching, and performing all while striving to share the love of Christ in every aspect of her life and career.
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