Slow Theatre Presents
Summer Improv Camps for Kids and Teens
Slow Theatre invites you to our summer improv camps for kids and teens!
This is a two-week summer theatre camp to learn skills in theatre, create social connections, and have fun with our team! As a leader in arts and culture in the North State, we are excited to bring our skills and expertise to the stage with young people seeking a creative outlet. Alongside our expert instructor, attendees will learn all about theatre and storytelling, fundamentals in emotional and physical range, and develop stage technique through a series of improv exercises and theatre games. The camp will culminate with a free performance for an audience of family and friends.
This camp is a two-week intensive where actors of all skill levels will learn:
-Improvisation, storytelling, and theatre games that help build confidence and increase self-awareness, relaxation, responsibility, creativity and imagination.
-Focus on storytelling on a variety of levels such as physical, emotional, imaginative and social. These classes will encourage artistic insight and enhance acting skills.
-What it means to play and have fun and use their imaginations in a creative aspect.
Whether your youth is interested in acting or simply wants to try something new, whether they are extroverts who love a spotlight or wallflowers looking to break out and shine, Slow Theatre's Summer Theatre Camp will offer an exciting and educational experience for all. We are limiting space to the first 10 to sign up, so be quick! Only $200 for the two-week session!
About Your Instructor
Justin Bryant is a writer, comedian, and educator. He received his BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in Film Studies and has his MFA in English and Creative Writing from San Jose State and has studied improv at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Currently, Justin is the President and education director of Slow Theatre. In addition to presenting world-class theatre, comedy, and improv entertainment for the North State community, he teaches youth tennis classes and leads improv instruction in schools throughout the region. Finally, Justin has designed and implemented improv classes in collaboration with Butte County Juvenile Hall to support the enhanced well-being and creative expression of at-risk youth.
We value the safety of our participants and recognize that our community is still affected by a global pandemic. To protect the well-being of everyone, we have designed a socially distanced curriculum and will require masks for all indoor activities throughout the course. We strongly suggest that you strongly consider having your child vaccinated. Being on stage means building trust and performing in a tight-knit environment. The safety of everyone is of the utmost importance. All instructors are fully vaccinated and boosted.
About Slow Theatre
At Slow Theatre, we aim to foster critical engagement with the work of local artists and let the issues of the community dictate our programming. We are based in Chico, California and share our programs throughout the North State.
Slow Theatre produces The Butcher Shop, our annual, free outdoor summer play for the Chico community, as well as Garage Fest, a two-night festival of local theatre in Chico CA. In addition to these productions, we conduct play readings throughout Chico, host Improv classes for youth and adults, host the Chico Speaks public discussion series, and bring improvisational theatre workshops to Juvenile Hall programs in our region.
Every single thing we do is driven by the creativity of local artists and the context of local issues —not by Broadway