$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+.

Michael Hartwell is Baltimore-based educator, improviser, and facilitator.  He is the Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group, a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland, aMichael (2)(1)nd an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching improv to science and engineering students.  He has taught improv to adults and children since 2013.  Prior to his current work, Michael was a Teach For America corps member and Baltimore City Schools middle school teacher for ten years.  He is a member of BIG’s main stage troupe Gus, along with special projects PUMPS and After School Grandma. Outside of improv and education, Michael is an avid reader, dog lover, music snob, certified Master Gardener, and uniformly disappointed Buffalo Bills fan.

  • Dates: Sunday, February 19th, 5-7pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

Alanaj_head J. McCombs joined the Baltimore Improv Group in 2014. McCombs trained with BIG as well as in workshops in Maryland, New York, Washington, D.C. and in Philadelphia. McCombs performs with Minority Re’port, Local Spot and After School Grandma, which he also directs. As an instructor, he loves starting with honest, grounded play and then exploding it into ludicrous playful fun.  In real life, he is extremely gullible and tends to be ignorant of pop culture.

  • Dates: Sunday, March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

Michael Hartwell is Baltimore-based educator, improviser, and facilitator.  He is the Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group, a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland, aMichael (2)(1)nd an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching improv to science and engineering students.  He has taught improv to adults and children since 2013.  Prior to his current work, Michael was a Teach For America corps member and Baltimore City Schools middle school teacher for ten years.  He is a member of BIG’s main stage troupe Gus, along with special projects PUMPS and After School Grandma. Outside of improv and education, Michael is an avid reader, dog lover, music snob, certified Master Gardener, and uniformly disappointed Buffalo Bills fan.

  • Dates: Sunday, March 19th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

Andy McIntyre has been performing improv since 2012 and performing with the BaltimAndy (1)_headore Improv Group since 2014.  He currently performs with BIG main stage troupe Bears Only, BIG Project troupe Local Spot and independent team Remote Possibilities. He has performed at improv festivals in Tampa, Washington, New York, and Chicago.  Andy is a product of the BIG University program and has also studied with Jill Bernard, Jimmy Carrane, Rick Andrews, Susan Messing and many others. When not performing with the Baltimore Improv Group he is performing as a teacher for the Howard County Public School System.  He also coaches football, wrestling, and lacrosse.

 

  • Dates: Sunday, March 26th, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Cost: $15
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)