In an ever-changing world, there’s no better training ground for your kid’s future than an improv class. This improv intensive challenges the high-school age student with a strong focus on the art of storytelling. Story is at the heart of theater's power to entertain, move, and provide catharsis. Audiences get to love, fight, grow old, die and most importantly laugh through the journeys of characters they watch. Many forms focus on "perfect" stories, while improvisers focus on developing storytelling SKILLS, so that we can tell a well-structured, compelling, meaningful, and different story every time. A story uniquely suited to the moment and the audience in front of us. At the end of this course students will be able speak more easily in front of their peers, access and interpret the world around them, and feel more comfortable relying upon their own imagination, devoid of social influences. All of these skills are applicable in other areas of communication; job interviews, essay writing, public speaking, and more. Comedy is born in observation, therefore the most important materials needs for this course are the ability to observe the world around you and document what you are noticing. In our welcoming and nurturing classrooms, THE LAUGHING ACADEMY embraces the basic lesson of improv - which is that there are no wrong answers. In this environment, students are free to embrace their amazing individuality, and build confidence in their own ideas and instincts while still respecting the perspective and contributions of others. Confidence, creativity, the ability to adjust to surprises, empathy, awareness, active listening, cooperation, and strong communication skills are at the core of everything improv is all about – and there’s no better time to make sure your child has these tools for success than during the important high school years. There will be a student performance on Friday, during the final hour of the workshop.
Welcome to The Laughing Academy! We're so happy to have you in our community! Note that parking is in the lot to the east of our building, between the Luxilon Furniture and Family Video stores. Please reach out if you have any further questions and we look forward to seeing !
3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025