Improvisation for young actors

Improvisation for Young Actors

New Session Starts on March 30, 2014

What: Improvisation for Young Actors
Where: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave El Cerrito, CA 94530
When: March 30 - May 18, 2014 (no class on April 6 and 20)
Time: Sundays, 5pm to 7pm       Ages: 13-16
Size: Class limited to a maximum of 18 students
Cost: $153 (includes a $3 processing fee)


With an emphasis on performance, the class will study acting without costumes, sets, or scripts. In a series of two-hour workshops, students will practice collaborative storytelling, status, space-objects, and scene work while exploring concepts like "being obvious" and "seeing what's needed."  The class is a perfect opportunity for A-Campers to continue and expand on the improvisational work they did over the summer.

Emergency Form:

Once your have registered for a class, please download, fill out, and send in an emergency form to complete your registration.

Show Cancellation Policy:

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster CCCT reserves the right to cancel any performance.  Whenever possible, we will honor your ticket for a different performance.  All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. 


Class Cancellation Policy:

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster CCCT reserves the right to cancel any class session.  Whenever possible, we will honor your enrollment for a different class. No refunds will be issued. 

About Our Instructors:
Austin Zumbro has studied, performed, and taught improvised theater all over the Bay Area, including BATS and SF Sketchfest.  After four years as a member of the Stanford Improvisers, Austin graduated with a BA in Human Biology.  Since then, he has worked with groups of all ages, from stodgy old business executives to three year-olds, but refuses to draw the obvious parallels between them.

Sydney Painter earned her BA in theater from Fordham University in 2009. She is thrilled to be back at CCCT with the Musical Players program with all new tricks up her sleeve after a season spent as an apprentice at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Sydney first walked in to the world of CCCT as a drama camper at age 7 and has been either a camper, a counselor or a director ever since.  After graduation from college, Sydney spent a year in Spain teaching English.