Improv for Young Actors

In this series of classes, students ages 13–16 will study the oft-forgotten art of making things up. With an eye towards producing a cohesive performance group, the class will use games, exercises, and a whole lot of general silliness to build a foundation of important improv skills. Topics will include narrative structure, status play, audience interaction, gibberish, mime, and more!


What: Improv for Young Actors
When: September 30-December 9 (no class on November 11)
Time: Sundays, 5-7 pm
Ages: 13-16
Size: Class limited to a maximum of 16 students
Cost: $250, plus a $3 processing fee
Where: CCCT, 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530


About Our Instructors

Lizzy Asarnow has been involved in theater and music arts since age 6. She has a BA in Music and Vocal Performance with a minor in Education from UC Santa Cruz. Currently, Lizzy works as a Teaching Artist and Director for Bay Area Children’s Theatre. She also runs her own piano and vocal studio and works as a substitute teacher. In the summers, Lizzy works at CCCT’s Drama Camp as a Director. She first started learning improv at CCCT as a teenager and continues to study it now. She is so excited to teach Improv to a new generation of teens.


Caroline Schneider is an arts educator and performer around the Bay Area and has been teaching and directing for ten years with companies like Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Howick Little Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand), East Bay Children’s Theater, and Med-O-Lark: the Arts Camp of New England (Washington, Maine).  She has a BA in Musical Theatre Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.