Being Silly and Saving the World (IN-PERSON, DISTANCED IMPROV CAMP)

Mon Jun 21 2021 at 09:00 am to Fri Jun 25 2021 at 11:00 am

Ballard Homestead | Seattle

Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Publisher/HostFremont Abbey Arts Center
Being Silly and Saving the World (IN-PERSON, DISTANCED IMPROV CAMP) A weeklong morning improv camp for middle-school-aged kids
Experience a new form of events held safely at various venues around Seattle.
Abbey Arts and Bandit Theater present:
Being Silly and Saving the World
Safe, distanced, very small arts experiences
See COVID Safety Info at the bottom of this page under Abbey Arts Presents
Thanks for helping keep our community safe!
ATTENTION. This is a special news bulletin. The world is in peril and only you can save it. Temperatures are rising, we can't breathe the air, and evil masterminds are on the loose! We need your creativity, imagination, and laughs now more than ever! Will you rise to the occasion? Will you triumph over evil? Will you be silly and save the world?
Being Silly and Saving the World is a weeklong morning improv camp for middle-school-aged kids. Together we'll explore introductory concepts of improvisational comedy in a joyful, collaborative, and judgment-free environment. Over the course of the week, we'll invent zany characters, imagine new worlds, and weave together fully improvised comedy shows based on the theme of saving the world from climate change. No experience necessary! This camp is all about imagination and a desire to play.
While improv comedy is a ton of fun, it's also a great tool for developing practical skills too! Improvisation helps to build confidence and self-worth, develop comfort with ambiguity, and quell fears of public speaking. (Not to mention a great way to make new friends!) Whether your child is the silly theater type or not, improv is a great way to engage their energy and imaginations with a friendly group setting.
This improv camp will meet for five mornings, Monday, June 21st through Friday, June 25th, from 9 am to 11 am at The Ballard Homestead. At the end of camp on Friday, we will hold a small showcase where we invite interested families to sit outdoors and watch their children perform.

OUTSIDE @ Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle
5 day Camp June 21-25, from 9-11a
Performance June 25 from 10:30-11a (parents welcome!)
Best suited for middle-school range, roughly ages 10-14.
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COVID-19 precautions:
Being Silly and Saving the World will take place outdoors in the yard of Ballard Homestead. We will have access to the indoor space and bathrooms for handwashing. Doorknobs and bathrooms at Ballard Homestead will be disinfected prior to the start of each day.
All participants will be required to have their temperature checked and wash their hands at the start of each day's activities. Masks must be worn by all participants for the duration of each day's activities.
Both instructors, Annie Barry and Celia Gurney, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
About Your Teachers
Annie Barry
Annie Barry is a teacher, improviser, director, and imagination wrangler. Annie was a teacher at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland specializing in Improv and Sketch Comedy for all ages. She was also a counselor at the California Shakespeare Camp where she taught Stage Combat. During her time at Washington Improv Theater, she traveled to different elementary schools bringing programming to the classroom. Annie has also spent a portion of her career as a full-time Nanny. Annie has been working with young people for almost 20 years and loves the moment when they discover how to speak their truth.
Celia Gurney
Celia Gurney is an Upright Citizens Brigade-trained improviser and UW Program on the Environment alum. She spent the last few years at a climate change communications nonprofit, where she used her comedy chops to lead workshops, write tweets and produce videos. She cannot WAIT to solve climate change with the hilarious kids that sign up for this camp!
About Seattle Wellness Events
Creative Spark (Experiences & Classes to boost creativity) brings you all new events adapted to historic spaces, and presented with all public health safety in mind.
Audience size will be in the 30 person range to start (below 25% capacity), in large spaces rated for 180-260 people normally. Various creative activities will be included in the lobby. Some shows may be hosted outdoors when noted and weather permitting.
Pods will be spaced out in chairs & benches.
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-Please refrain from talking or texting during the show.
-Please enter quietly if the show has already begun.
-Please leave quietly, it's a very quiet neighborhood.
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Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle, United States


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