Improv Saturdays for Teens

Improv Saturdays for Teens

Jump into some seriously hilarious improv work. Learn how to build exciting stories, create fascinating characters, and present them through fun improv scenes and games. These workshops are all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. Always fun, this class will focus on developing improv skills and creating performers. For any level of improv experience for teenagers ages 13-17.  Come out and have a blast!

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: All Saturdays in May (5/6, 5/13, 5/20, and 5/27) from 12-1:30pm + A Teen Showcase on Saturday, 5/27 from 2-2:45pm
  • Cost: $100
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)

tavish-forsyth-instructor-headshot-210pxTavish Forsyth is a Baltimore-based actor, writer and educator. He graduated Stevenson University with a degree in Film, Video & Theatre and has studied performance with the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Powerhouse Theater. Through his studies of scripted theatre, Tavish serendipitously found his love of improv. He joined the Baltimore Improv Group in the fall of 2014, admiring their diverse sense of humor, commitment to education, and profound artistic legacy. Tavish is a previous member of the house troupe, WICK, and BIG’s rotating ensemble troupe The Caucus. He also manages the independent troupe Hot Sauce Sandwich, and regularly produces comedy shows at his alma mater. As an educator, Tavish volunteers with AmeriCorps, tutoring students at Sparrows Point High School in a college preparatory program; coaches chess in several Baltimore schools with the Silver Knights Chess Club; and teaches improv with BIG University. He likes comedy that is gritty, patient, and honest with a hint of the absurd. 

  • Dates: Saturday, June 10th, 12-1:30pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Location: Single Carrot Theatre (2600 North Howard Street)