Kids & Teens Improv




For ages 5-17 years old


Summer 2016

  • June 13th-17th
  • July 18th-22nd


Your child will have fun while sharpening:

  • focus
  • confidence
  • critical thinking
  • positive communication
  • collaboration
  • creativity
  • and more!

 See below for full info & registration

Discounts Available

Bringing Imagination to Life ($125)
  • AGES:  5-8yrs
  • ~June 13th-17th
  • ~July 18th-22nd
  • Time: 9:00am–10:00am
  • ~Instructor: Amy Carpenter

This five day camp will focus on letting the kids express their imagination and bring it to life. Using improvised storytelling skills the kids will work on saying yes, supporting ideas, listening and collaborating to create a world full of great lands and fun characters. Parents are invited on Saturday for a showcase performance.

Performances for Summer Camps – June 18th & July 23rd

Intro to Improvisation ($175)

  • AGES:  9-12yrs
  • ~June 13th-17th – class is full – registration is for the wait list
  • ~July 18th-22nd
  • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
  • ~Instructor: Amy Carpenter

The students will enjoy five days of camp learning basic improv skills using exercises and short form improv games. The class will open them up to some acting, comedy and hours of laughter. They will focus on saying yes, acceptance of ideas, listening and working with others. These students will explore creating characters and building scenarios. Parents are invited on Saturday for a showcase performance.

Performances for Summer Camps – June 18th & July 23rd

Improvisational Comedy ($175)

  •  AGES 13-18yrs
  • ~June 13th-17th
  • ~July 18th-22nd
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • ~Instructor: Jacqueline Arend

This camp session is focused on learning the skills of comedy improvisation through scenework. This involves building realities out of nothing, working as an ensemble, and weaving scenes in and out to present a whole improvised performance off of one suggestion from the audience. They will work on building clear relationships, fun scenarios through great character work and collaboration. Parents are invited for a showcase performance.

Performances for Summer Camps – June 18th & July 23rd

  • Sibling Discounts available
  • Pay full price for first child and each additional sibling is half off the equal or lesser cost. 
  • Referral
  • Bring a friend or a group of friends and each camper gets $20 off tuition.
  • Camp Scholarships for full and reduced tuition.
Programs are 10 week classes in Fall & Spring.
Next session FALL 2016 starts August 15th.

Program ends with a performance.


About The Instructor:

amyheadshotAmy Carpenter started improvising in 1999, while at The University of Arizona. As part of the shortform troupe, The Charles Darwin Experience, she fell in love with improv. Since then, she’s performed at improv festivals in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, and Tucson. She now divides her time between Phoenix and Austin, TX, where she teaches improv to children and senior citizens.

jacqueheadshotJacqueline Arend has been improvising since 2005. She is a co-founder of The Torch Theatre and has been instructing since 2007. She teaches longform improvisation regularly at the Torch Theatre, improv for actors with the Arizona Actors Academy and corporate workshops for businesses around the valley. Jacque has taught youth workshops for Arizona School for the Arts, Arizona Call-a-Teen Youth Resources, Arizona Actors Academy and The Torch Theatre.

Both instructors have their fingerprint clearance card for working with youth.

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If you are registering siblings you can use this form to submit every child. If you are submitting friends, please have the parent or guardian of each camper submit and list the additional campers by name so we can give proper discount to all parties involved.
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*June 13th - 17 ages 9 to 12yr class is on a waitlist
*9-12y class for June 13th-17th is on a wait list.
For online payments an e-mail will be sent soon from the Torch Theatre. The early registration discount is available for advance payment only.
We will be considering the scholarships in May for free enrollment or potential discounted tuition.
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