IMPROV CLASS with NANCY L. MEYER

NEXT IMPROV CLASS IS SCHEDULED!! SATURDAY, MARCH 9th at 2 PM - 5 PM. SIGN UP BEFORE WE SELL OUT! LIMITED CLASS SIZE.

IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH NANCY L. MEYER

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 from 2PM – 5PM

What’s gonna happen in this class?  Nobody knows!  It’s IMPROV! But what we DO know is it’s a riot a minute, and all students will have a blast!  Nancy is an incredible facilitator, making sure not a moment goes to waste, and everyone feels welcome… whether you’re new to improv or want to get back into the action.

Quotes from last session:

“It was a blast!”

“Fabulous class”

“Class was great!”

“Let me know when you do it again”

NANCY L. MEYER, TEACHER

NANCY L. MEYER – IMPROV TEACHER

Nancy L. Meyer has been making stuff up her entire life. That’s mostly a good thing.

The author of Teaching Improv Skills: Stories, Games, and Tips to Develop Skills for Improvisational Comedy Troupes, Nancy thrives on using improvisation and games to work with groups to improve their improv, communication, storytelling, writing, and pedagogical (teaching stuff) skills. People comment that sessions with Nancy are humorous yet seriously informational, and workshops are hands on and thoroughly engaging.

She has delivered workshops at national conferences, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), American Alliance of Theatre in Education (AATE), National Art Education Association (NAEA), Beyond School Hours (BSH), and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and has been the keynote speaker for the Integrated Arts Conference at Plymouth State University and the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Director’s National Conference.

Once, when describing her varied career, Nancy’s neighbor commented, “Wow. You seem so normal.”
Her seemingly normal career includes professional improvisational comedy performer & coach (Laughing Matters, Now This!); classroom teacher; instructional STEAM coach; education director (Laughing Matters, Young Audiences, CWK Network); innovative teaching and learning manager (Crayola); trainer; Master Teaching Artist (Alliance Theatre, Wolf Trap); copyeditor; writer; professional jazz vocalist; artistic director; musical theatre performer; and—most importantly—mom.

ACTING and SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP

NEXT SESSION! SIGN UP BEFORE WE SELL OUT! Tuesdays Jan. 23 - March 19 CLASSES are 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Tuesdays (5:15-6:45pm)
8-WEEK CLASS for $245.

SIGN UP SOON!  Last semester was sold out! 

Limited class size!

Ever wanted to give acting a try? Or want to brush up on your skills with scene and monologue work?  If so, this class is for you!

This class will immediately bring you into the world of character creation through monologues and scene study.  Even if you’ve never acted before, we will guide you through the basics: drawing on real human interactions, natural conversational tone, and making a scene or monologue come to life.

We have fun, but we make you stretch… to act outside of your comfort zone… as that’s the real fun of acting!  Being someone you aren’t, or someone you wouldn’t dare to be.

COME PLAY WITH US!
it’s time to get onstage!

If you can’t make this session, email: INFO@TPNC.ORG to be contacted for  future sessions.

ALL INVITED! AGES 16 – 100+

DEBORAH BURKE, TEACHER

Deborah is a local actress, director, producer, set decorator, costumer, and is currently the Creative Director of Town Players of New Canaan. She’s taken many acting classes herself, and has learned something new from each and every teacher. She works with students to make them dig deep to find emotions, attitudes, explore relationships, create characters, develop character biographies, learn the fundamentals of breaking down a script, and the reasons behind a character’s movements.

KIDS IMPROV CLASSES - with Mr. Alrich

Hello! I’m Jake Alrich — known as Mr. Alrich to many in the Fairfield County area — and I am a veteran actor, singer, and arts teacher who has facilitated drama/improv workshops for over two decades.

I am thrilled to be partnering with the Town Players of New Canaan to offer “Saturday Morning Improv Jams,” weekly from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Powerhouse Theater! Players in these weekly workshops will engage with acting exercises, improvisation activities, and traditional drama games designed to release creative energy, unlock the intuitive, and allow everyone to play joyfully in a safe and supportive environment. 

Our workshops occur in a relaxed environment with no expectation of performance, though many previous sessions have ended with student-driven sharing opportunities. Players hail from a variety of area schools, affording the opportunity to connect with new friends through play! These workshops are designed for children of all ages to play together but are most appropriate for ages 8-13. (Children outside this range will be considered on an individual basis.)

Click here for more information, or to register. For questions or to join our mailing list, please email theimprovteachers@gmail.com. Hope to see you soon!

TPNC PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP! 

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT.  SIGN UP FOR INFORMATION ON FUTURE CLASSES! 

Wanna get your play reviewed and performed by some terrific actors? 

Here’s your chance!  
4-session class (monthly)
for $80 (or $25/session)

Email: info@TPNC.ORG to sign up!
Strictly limited class size!

Monthly classes will start June 10 and meet the second Saturday each month from 2pm – 4:30pm

WORKSHOP:  Writers will work with a pool of actors to develop short plays that are ten minutes or less. These plays will be developed for the opportunity to participate in a short play festival to be produced by The Town Players Of New Canaan.

Limited class size to insure that each writer has an opportunity to present and develop their piece during the four-month session. The sessions will meet once a month on stage at The Town Players of New Canaan’s  Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park.

The writers who are selected to participate in the Short Play Festival will receive a percentage of the ticket sales from the performances, hopefully to reimburse you for your $80 fees.

Please contact us at info@tpnc.org to let us know if you are interested in other classes in Lighting, Stage Managing, Faux Painting, Working Crew, or other.