*Improv Comedy: Advanced Technique (Level 2) Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's School of Theatre Arts' Improvisational actor training program teaches improvisational comedy acting. Level 2 is the second step to possibly joining Rapid Delivery Improv, the Civic's resident improv comedy troupe. The Rapid Delivery Improv outreach program provides a platform to perform for local organizations throughout the Grand Rapids area and to explore corporate training avenues. The training in Level 2 is geared toward solidifying basic tenets of improv acting and developing performance techniques through the process of improv, teamwork, and spontaneity. Ideal for people hoping to perform improv, expand their performance abilities, or for those desiring to develop enhanced communication and creativity skills for use in their business and personal lives, all while working in a supportive and extremely fun environment. Instructor: Bart SumnerImprov Comedy: Advanced Technique (Level 2) requires students to have completed Level 1 with instructor approval, or have obtained instructor approval by submitting resume if they have not completed Level 1. Performers who complete 2 may be selected by the director to join Rapid Delivery Improv as a performing member of the troupe.
Biography:Instructor/Director Bart Sumner is a professional actor (SAG/AFTRA) and award winning improv performer/teacher. Bart brings over 25 years of expertise in improvisational acting and teaching. He has performed and taught for Groundlings East and Gotham City Improv in New York City and The LA Connection Comedy Club in Los Angeles. Bart relocated to Grand Rapids in 2012 and has performed at GRCT in A Christmas Carol as "Christmas Present," Fiddler on the Roof as "Tevye," A Christmas Story, The Musical as "Jean Shepherd" and most recently as "Tateh" in Ragtime.
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