This fun-filled class is designed to involve your child in the basic improv games used at The Second City. This class will help free up children’s creativity and gets them accustomed to working and sharing in a group environment.
Experience improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s brand of comedy. This class will enhance kids’ ability to communicate with others, develop confidence in their own creativity, as well as teach students to respect the ideas of others.
Learn the fundamentals of improv through exercises that focus on saying “Yes, And,” listening, and ensemble. For any student 9th grade and above.
Improv for Anxiety for Teens is an innovative class that combines ensemble-based improv with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help teens overcome the fear and avoidance associated with social anxiety.
A Second City instructor will lead the 1-hour class.
Teen Sketch is a quick, fun entry into the world of sketch comedy writing. This is an exercise-based class WITH NO GRADES (woo-hoo!) that’s all about generating ideas and exploring point of view while learning some terminology along the way.
Homework includes watching TV, YouTube clips, and posting on the discussion board.
Learn the basic skills of acting. Students will discover skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Exercises include movement, sense memory, personalization, objective, beat work and beginning text analysis. Learn about auditioning, as well as working in the business.
(Ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-13)
Kids and teens can explore their creative energy in our Improv and Comedy Writing Camps by spending part of their summer at The Second City! Our summer programs attract students from all over the world who want to gain new skills, meet new friends, and enjoy Chicago in the summer.
Campers 6-18 are grouped by age.