Want your young comedian to hone their craft? This summer, Susanna Spies’ Comedy Playground, the well-loved youth program from the Hollywood Improv is coming to the Bay Area!
Comedy Boot Camp! Week of July 8th– 12
Tam High School Theater, Mill Valley
This is THE PLACE for 10-19 year olds to discover, create, and explore their own voice through the platform of comedy. Comedy Boot Camp’s original curriculum includes activities of improvisation and stand up comedy and ends with a live SHOW to share in the fun and FUNNY!
Programs are 3 hours, with teen-friendly times:
10-13 year olds: 10am-1pm
14-18 year olds: 2pm-5pm
“Comedy is the language of bridging experience, fear, and overcoming obstacles. It is the most useful tool known to the human spirit!”
More about the director:
In addition to her own performing, she has developed a successful program for youth headquartered out of the Hollywood Improv, called Comedy Playground. This program started with 3 students, and now has reached thousands since it’s start in 2002.
Susanna has developed an effective, original curriculum as a comedy teacher. In Los Angeles, she was both Drama Instructor and Director at The Pilgrim School, and provided stand up comedy classes at many local schools and venues. She was a featured guest speaker at UCLA’s Young Writers retreat in Lake Arrowhead, and was invited as the head speaker for the Southern California Activities Convention. She currently teaches stand up at The American Musical Dramatic Academy, and has implemented corporate comedy workshops into The Gap, Southern California Edison, Bicycle Artists, Sony, and more! But it doesn’t stop there, Susanna has created a movement, a universal platform of sharing your voice through stand up comedy. Her teaching has continued to encourage students from all over the world, of all ages to share who you are, through the one language we all know best, laughter. She was Assistant Camp Director at Steve and Kate’s Camp at The Presidio Location in the summer of 2011, and continues to work with youth ages 8-19 in her Comedy Playground programs.