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Beginning summer 2018 we will be offering limited classes for youth in various communities in Chicago. Our programming is based in the philosophy that learning should be memorable. Classes are supportive, thoughtfully prepared, and identify and highlight the individuality of each student. Our instructors are Chicago Comedy Film Festival staff, alumni, and the city's brightest artists in theater and film.

For questions about upcoming class offerings please contact admin@chicagocomedyfilmfestival.com

Upcoming Summer Camps at the Niles Park District

July 23rd-27th
9am-12pm
Comedy Improv
Ages 7-10

Niles Park District

Calling all young comedians! If your young one is making you laugh at home or just loves to be in front of the crowd this is the class for them. Come learn improvisational comedy! Through fun games and exercises we will work on collaboration, listening, and how to be your best funny self.

Daily Schedule:

9:00 am-10:00 am Warm up our voices and bodies, group improv exercises
10:00 am- 10:15 am Snack and bathroom break
10:15 am-11:20 am Improv performance games
11:20 am-11:30 am Break
11:30 am-12:00 pm Improv character games

This class includes a camp t-shirt and a final showcase on Friday July 27th at 11am.


July 23rd-27th
1pm-4pm
Comedy Improv
Ages 14-18

Niles Park District

Come learn improvisational comedy! In this comedy improv camp we will learn improv games and focus on some short form scene work! This class is open to the novice or to those with some experience. Whether you have done improv and you want to do it again or you just want to have fun and try something new this camp is for you!

 Daily Schedule

1:00 pm-2:30 pm Comedy Improv warm-ups and group work
2:30 pm- 2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm-4:00 pm Short form games and scene work 

Camp includes a t-shirt and a final showcase on Friday July 27th at 3pm.


July 30th-August 3rd
1pm-4pm
Comedy Improv
Ages 11-13

Niles Park District

This class is for the growing performer or those who just want to dabble in comedy! Through improv games and exercises we will work on collaboration and finding our comedy voices! Comedy improv is great for self confidence and, in our opinion, building lifelong friends!

Daily Schedule:

1:00 pm-2:00 pm Warm up our voices and bodies, group improv exercises
2:00 pm-2:15 pm Snack and bathroom break
2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Improv performance games
3:15 pm-3:25 pm Break
3:25 pm-4:00 pm Improv character games

This class includes a camp t-shirt and a final showcase on Friday July 27th at 11am.


August 6th-17th (M-F only, no classes August 11th-12th)
1pm-4pm
Comedy Television Stars
Ages 7-12 (2nd grade reading level required)

Niles Park District

Gotta knack for performing in front of your family and friends? Do you love making people laugh? Wanna be on TV someday?! Come be a part of our Comedy Television Stars camp! Students will be assigned roles a comedy television episode. We will work on comedy acting technique, what actually happens on a comedy television set, and how to put it all together for a LIVE TV AUDIENCE (your family and friends). This class requires reading at a second grade level and will involve moderate to heavy memorization. The assignment of roles will be handled by the instructor after the first two days of class.

Daily Schedule Week 1

1:00 pm-1:30 pm Acting warm ups
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Learning about comedy TV
2:00 pm-2:15 pm Snack and break
2:15 pm- 3:15 pm Reading scripts/working parts with instructor and in groups
3:15 pm- 4:00 pm Character development

Daily Schedule Week 2

1:00 pm-1:30 pm Acting warm ups
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Work scripts
2:00 pm- 2:15 pm Snack and break
2:15 pm-4:00 pm Stage scenes and work “on set”/Dress rehearsal August 16th

This class includes a camp t-shirt and a final "LIVE TV" showcase at 3:30 pm on Friday August 17th

 
 

Niles Park District
6676 Howard St
Niles, IL 60714

To register call (847) 967-6633