669 8th Ave NY NY 10036
Saturday April 30 Improv Comedy Class for Teens
New York, NY Saturday, April 23, 2011. IMPROV 4 KIDS, the outreach and educational arm of Improv troupe EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, is offering a Improv Class for Teens to NYC area students (ages 8-17), this Saturday (April 30, 2011) 12-2pm at the Times Square Comedy Club (669 8th Ave, NY Y 10036). Students and family will be invited to stay and see the professional Improv show at 3pm (complimentary with class participation, reg. $20-35). RSVP to register your family’s future stars via phone (212-568-6560) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Admission runs each student $30 (just $20 in advanced online at https://admin.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8933085/prm/eight20).
Training in Improvisation teaches focus, self-confidence, communications skills (public speaking, one on one conversation skills, listening, eye contact), teamwork, leadership and creative writing. Major Corporations hire these teachers to remind their top execs and teams the importance of good communication and teamwork. IMPROV 4 KIDS hopes to impart this wisdom on youth before entering the work force. Plus, developing these skills at an early age helps students better learn in all disciplines.
Future stars all should be learning Improv as it is one of the most desired skills with today's casting directors for entry level jobs in TV and Commercials. These days, many casting directors will forego agents and managers these coveted jobs and contact the Improv companies directly for talent to audition. The Improv performer is able to create a character performance ready on the spot with out rehearsal time that is no longer available to directors. Current and former actors of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH are showing up all over TV, Film, Web and Commercials.
This class will be taught by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH co-founder and artistic director, Walt Frasier (http://www.waltfrasier.com/). As Improv performer, MC and/or pianist Mr. Fraiser has performed over 3000 shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, IMRPOV 4 KIDS, LMAO Off Broadway and other productions since 2002. Mr Frasier is currently serving as Director of Instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation, offering accredited comedy classes in New York City high schools as well as training and managing future teachers for the program. Previous credits include appearance on Letterman, MTV, VH1, NICK, WE and dozens of theater productions off-Broadway, touring and regional theater.
FULL CALENDAR OF EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH shows and classes at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/29075, weekly in Times Square (Many are family friendly)
ADDITIONAL PRESS www.eightimprov.biz/Press. Check out stories from ABC, CBS, NY POST, TIME OUT NY etc
"A production you and your children don't want to miss" - ABC NEWS August 2007
"Whether it was about starting school, sports, Disney World, or a guinea pig, the four talented and quick-witted actors could act out or sing on any topic in a moment's notice and with loads of energy." By Michelle Sanford Staff Reporter/Columnist for the TOWN CRIER, MA September 09, 2010
"Families are treated to movie parodies, made-up rap songs (the lyrics feature the names of kids in the audience) and wacky scenes performed at frantic speeds" TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS
"This uncommonly talented group brings a dizzying mix of games, skits and musical improv.... Their comedy ranges form slapstick silly to sophisticated wordplay" by Carrie T Gruman-Trinker for Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI. November 2008
"(Improv 4 Kids) involves a lot of action and creativity which keeps children enthralled and coming back for more." By Jane Borden for TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS AUGUST 2007