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Fri, May 31

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White Lake Community Library

Beginner Improv Class

Get the basics of improvisation with this introductory class! Ages 16+

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Beginner Improv Class
Beginner Improv Class

Time & Location

May 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

White Lake Community Library , 3900 W White Lake Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461, USA

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About the event

Get the basics of improvisation with this introductory class. Nervous? Don’t be. This gentle fundamentals class will be hilarious and fun without expectations of having to think fast or be funny—but don’t be surprised if both of those things happen. Join us. We’ve got your back.

Class minimum: 6

Class maximum: 15

Join us at 7:00 that evening, Friday, May 31st for an improv show featuring Kevin Reome, Dee Ryan, and local improvisers participating in the Intermediate Improv class! Get $10 off the $20 event ticket when you sign up for this class AND purchase your ticket for the show. This class & show is only $35, or $32.50 for ACWL-Nuveen members. When selecting your ticket, scroll down a bit further to get to the class & show tickets. 

About the Instructors:

Kevin Reome has been studying improv for over 30 years, starting first at The Second City Training Center in Chicago and then also at iO Chicago with Del Close. He is a founding member of the long-form improv team “Inside Vladimir” which performed as a house team at iO and The Playground Theater. Kevin starred in The Real, Real World with the Upright Citizens Brigade at the Del Close Theater in the 90’s.

Between facilitating improv students and corporate groups improv training has taken Reome to the University of Michigan, Detroit, Atlanta, Cincinnati, San Diego, Baltimore, Mexico City and many others including the Western Michigan University football team and the Detroit Tigers. The Chicago theater groups and corporate entities Kevin has trained are too numerous to mention. He currently teaches at the Second City Training Center in Chicago as a faculty member and has since 2005. In 2014 he taught in Osaka, Japan for The Second City. Kevin has a B.A. in English and a teaching degree from Western Michigan University.

Dee Ryan has a diverse work experience spanning several industries. Dee has worked as an instructor at The Second City since 2022. Prior to that, they were a producer, host, and writer for Louder Than a Mom, a theme-based storytelling show, starting in 2014. Dee also served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's Department of Radio, Television, and Film, where they created and implemented curriculum and taught improvisational skills from 2013 onwards. Dee has also worked as a freelance screenwriter, script consultant, and television writer since 1998 and 2012, respectively.

During their earlier years, Dee worked at The Second City as a teacher at large, teaching improvisation and writing from 2002 until 2010. Dee also wrote and performed their play "DeeConstruction" at various theaters across the United States, including IO, UCB, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Merrimack Repertory Theater, and Center Stage.

ACWL-Nuveen classes are supported in part by grants from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nuveen Benevolent Trust.

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