Teen Summer Comedy Camp




Improvisation & Sketch Comedy

For ages 13-18 years old

Summer 2018

  • Five Days from 12pm-5pm
  • July 9th-13th – Showcase July 14th

Your teen will have fun while sharpening:

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

Students can take Improv as an individual class, however Improv is required to participate in sketch.

Our program maintains small groups of campers with skilled instructors. We strive to give every student the attention and hands on experience that leads your child walking away feeling like a star.

See below for info.

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Discounts Available for Reduced Tuition

For questions email training@thetorchtheatre.com

or call 602-456-2876


 Improvisational Comedy ($175)

  •  AGES 13-18yrs
  • ~July 9th-13th
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • ~Instructor: Jacqueline Arend
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday class ends at 3:00pm
  • Thursday and Friday class ends at 2:30pm

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 9th & July 22nd – 4:00pm

TEEN COMEDY PACKAGE ($300) – Combine improv with:

Sketch Comedy 

  • AGES:  13-18yrs
  • ~July 9th-13th
  • Time: Following Improv
  • ~Instructor: Jacqueline Arend
  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday class ends at 5:00pm
  • Thursday & Friday ends at 5:30pm

In addition to learning the art and skill of improvisation, students will spend the rest of their day exploring impovisation to write, act & produce video sketches. Collectively they will write short sketches and develop characters. Rehearsing and memorizing lines will culminate in a series of shorts made by them! The film will be played at each of the showcases.

Students will need to have lunch before class. Snack breaks will be provided by The Torch.

Class size is limited.

  • Sibling Discounts available
  • Pay for first child and each additional sibling is 30% off the full price tuition.
  • Referral
  • Bring a friend or a group of friends and each camper gets $20 off tuition.
  • Camp Scholarships for reduced tuition 
  • Scholarships are awarded in May and the minimum award is $75.00.
  • Payment of this minimum tuition will still be required to hold your teen’s spot. This payment will be refunded where cancellation may be applicable. 
  • Multiple discounts do not apply.
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About The Instructor:

Jacqueline 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.

All instructors and staff have their fingerprint clearance cards 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.
If your teen is traveling to and from classes on their own we would like to have their contact info on record for safety and security reasons.
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All payments include the $75.00 deposit which is a non-refundable payment towards the full tuition. $75.00 is also the minimum Scholarship award and would be due for consideration, however all scholarship candidates will receive refund if needed. Deposit payments will receive an invoice for the remaining balance. Early registration discounted tuition must be paid by April 27th to apply. Full payment will be required one week before your child's first day of camp to maintain their spot in class. Payment plans can be arranged.
We will be considering the scholarships in May for discounted tuition.