In the Kids Improv Program you’ll study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.
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.
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)
Discover and express your unique comedic voice and develop your personal style as a stand-up comedian. We will focus on generating original material, building stage presence and celebrating your take on the world. This class culminates with a performance on The Second City Brick Box stage. 2 hours, 7 weeks
Teen Sketch is a quick and fun entry into the world of sketch comedy writing. This is an exercise-based class WITH NO GRADES (woohoo!) that is all about generating ideas and exploring point of view while learning some terminology along the way.
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.