This class is all about giving back to the community with theatre. Every week students will enhance their skills in comedy improv and writing their own sketch routines. Using these tools, students will host free monthly interactive performances at elementary schools and senior centers. The older class will also host performances for children at homeless shelters. After all, what better way to give back than spreading laughter?
Dates and Times:Monday's 5:30-7:00
September 30th-December 16th
Ages: 13-18 years old
Students under the age of 16 are not eligible to perform at the homeless shelter.
Location: Green Acres 4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Registration: Fill out the form in the pink box below to register.
Cash or Checks payable to "WonderGo" brought with the child to the first class.
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Along with WonderGo Founder, Nicole Pradas, Jake Owen will be teaching the Sketch Comedy and Improv class!
Jake Owen is more than excited to say “Yes and…” to joining the WonderGo team! Jake is a professional actor and director based on the East coast. He began singing, acting, and loving improv from a young age. It all started with Whose Line is it Anyways?. In college he started an improv company for non-acting students that is still going strong today, and attended Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC. Since graduating from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Jake has been seen on stage and on screen in NYC and DC, premiering works of blossoming playwrights. Jake gives credit for all of his achievements to his parents and teachers, and has been coaching acting to professional clients and students for 5+ years to try and pay back the support he got growing up.
Do you like to make people laugh? Do you want to learn how to de-stress and go with the flow? Are you looking to give back to the community? At WonderGo our improvisation course is designed to do more than make you laugh. Improv is a way to problem solve, relieve, and connect with new friends. Our sketch comedy and improvisation course is geared towards making our students feel confident onstage and off, as well as enabling them to see the positive impact that their creative works can elicit for others. Through our training and playing, we will say “Yes!” to new ideas, we will use our imaginations to step into someone else’s shoes, and we may even surprise ourselves. Along with teaching the foundations of sketch comedy and improv, we will build our students’ knowledge base of teaching strategies so that our students can host interactive performances that engage, educate, and inspire their audiences. Our performances will be offered for free for children in elementary schools and homeless shelters as well as for older adults in assisted living communities. Our mission is to spark creativity that gives back to the community. Wonder if it’s possible. Go make it happen.