$15 Intro to Improv Workshop

$15 Intro to Improv Workshop

Never taken an improv class before?  Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors!  This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course. Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv. Space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. For adults 18+.

Kelly  (1)_headKelly Lloyd was born and raised in New Jersey, and found herself living below the Mason-Dixon line after completing undergraduate and graduate school in Baltimore. In 2010, Kelly spent a year in Charleston, South Carolina where she began her improvisational theater training. After moving back to Baltimore, Kelly continued her improv education and became an official BIG member in 2012. Kelly is a member of BIG’s main stage troupe, Training for Prom, as well as special project troupes, The Bully Union: Local 128, Same Team, and Impromptune. She has participated in a handful of improv festivals from Providence to Austin and has been a cast member in featured BIG shows such as Unscripted, The Movement, and the sketch comedy show, Scripted

  • Dates: Sunday, April 23rd, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

Maggie Phenicie joined BIG in 2015. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, she has studied improv with BIG since 2014. She performs with house troupe Hostel, special project After School Grandma, and indie troupe Fallopian Tudes. A veteran Baltimore City Schools middle school English teacher and former Teach for America corps member, she loves to infuse her class with elements of improv and the spirit of “yes and”. She loves teaching improv to adults and kids and serves as the coach of her school’s improv club. 

  • Dates: Sunday, May 7th, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

daveheadshotDave LaSalle is a founding member of both Training for Prom, The Bully Union: Local 128, and Same Team.  He is a teacher at BIG University, a trainer in BIG’s corporate and private workshops programs, and a coach for both BIG and independent local improv teams. Dave has performed at the Chicago, New York City, and Providence Improv Festivals, Baltimore Artscape, Scapescape, and Fringe Festivals, at the New Movement Theatre in Austin, Texas, and at the Washington Improv Theatre’s Improvapalooza and Seasonal Disorder. In Baltimore, he has played in BIG’s Unscripted, Movement, Shakespeare, and Improv Karaoke shows. He is also a stage actor, having appeared locally in Cohesion Theater’s Coriolanus and Iron Crow Theater’s Revelations of Bobby Pritchard.  Dave is a proud father of two and a middle school teacher at the Jemicy School.

  • Dates: Sunday, May 14th, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

Kate joined BIG as a member of house team Gus, in 2016, after moving from New York City. In NYC, she studied at the Magnet and PIT and played with Magnet musical house team, Tambourine, and as one half of feminist-flavored duo, Menses, with Audrey Kiely. Prior to that, she earned her BFA in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, in Chicago, where she began her foray improv with i.O., and also made a couple (awkward) fleeting appearances on Second City’s mainstage. She has taught improv, storytelling classes and writing workshops to teens in Vermont, NYC and Baltimore, and loves improv for its focus on play, process, joy, and the value of failure and imperfection. Hurrah! 

  • Dates: Sunday, May 21st, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)
  • Dates: Sunday, June 4th, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)