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CAMP IMPROV UTOPIA East

WHEN

August 31 - September 3, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend)

WHERE

WHAT

Stroudsburg, PA at Camp Trout Lake

Our annual camp is a 4 day, 3 night retreat for adults 18 and over and takes place at Camp Trout Lake, hidden away in the beautiful Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Improvisers from all over the world come together and learn improv from nationally renowned teachers. This three-night camping experience includes improv workshops from top instructors, camp activities like archery, lake swimming and kayaking. Your accommodations are great too with cabin camping with private showers and bathrooms, all your meals and much more. Camp is a relaxed environment to learn while experiencing camaraderie, community and nature.

Registration for 2018 is Now Open!

  • $470 Early Registration price until May, 1 2018
  • $485 Late Registration May 2, 2018 to camp.
  • $485 Payment Plan Available - 2 Pay Plan

CAMP TUITION INCLUDES

Tuition is All-Inclusive! You get:

  • Workshops: 10 hours of workshops from master improv teachers! Performances: Improv jams and shows with your cabinmates!
  • Camp Activities: Archery, kayaking, swimming, campfires, volleyball, basketball and so much more!
  • Lodging: Shared cabins with private bathrooms, showers and electricity.
  • Food: All meals are included and prepared by professional kitchen staff. Special dietary and allergy-friendly meals are available, too!
  • Improv Summit: An opportunity to ask our expert panel any questions regarding improv, business, legal, marketing and more!
  • Community: Meet improvisors from all over the world... community and camaraderie in nature!

CAMP INSTRUCTORS AND WORKSHOPS

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with Dave Hill

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About Dave

Dave Hill is a Chicago native and veteran improvisational performer, writer and actor who has been performing at IO (Chicago and West) for several years. Trained at ImprovOlympic, the Annoyance Theater and the Second City, he was a member of the celebrated house team People of Earth at IO Chicago in addition to performing with numerous other wonderful ensembles including Atlantis and Jimmy Jimmy Do. Here at IO West he performs with King Ten and Cog as well as regularly appearing in the Armando show and the occasional sketch affair. He has done several commercials and TV and film work, but he does not think it germane to this biography.

Dave can be seen performing with King Ten, The Cherry Pick, The Armando Show, Hill / Jones

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with Megan Gray

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About Megan

Megan is the Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater, a writer, performer and native New Yorker. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and is a member of Magnet's resident team "Junior Varsity." She can be seen in such notable shows as "The Armando Diaz Experience" and "The Cast." Megan also produces and hosts the monthly female improv show "We Might Just Kiss."

In addition to teaching Level One, Level Four: Busy Town and the Lady Party class, Megan has taught improvisation at C.W. Post University, Brookdale Community College, Fairfield University, Columbia Business School and festivals around the country. She has studied improv at the Magnet and the UCB Theatre with Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, Christina Gausas, Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, Jean Villepique, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and many others.

Megan graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has written for MTV2 and Comedy Central online. She has appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Show With David Letterman." In her spare time, she travels the country performing improv with Magnet Theater's Touring Company. In conclusion, Megan wishes you'd call her more.

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with Ashley Comeau

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About Ashley

Ashley Comeau is an improviser, producer, actor, instructor and writer from Canada. Ashley is a Second City alumna who wrote and starred in three revues at The Second City Toronto which garnered her a Dora nomination and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. She was named Best Female Improviser in Toronto from NOW Magazine’s “Best Of Awards 2015”.

She performs all over the world with her comedy duo – The Lusty Mannequins. It is comprised of Ashley and her partner, Second City alum Connor Thompson. They’ve performed and taught in Ireland, Spain, Germany, England, Canada, USA, on the high seas* (*with Second City Theatricals), and they just got back from headlining the first Mama City Improv Festival in South Africa (which she co-produced).

Select improv shows include; Songbuster – An Improvised Musical (Factory Theatre, Bad Dog Theatre), Theatresports (Bad Dog Theatre), Patron’s Pick Winner, Best of Fringe Winner, and the Ed Mirvish Award-winning People Suck (Toronto Fringe). She has performed with the likes of Colin Mochrie, Robin Duke, Martin Short and John Cleese. You can catch her currently on Degrassi: Next Class as science teacher Ms. Badger and on Odd Squad as the evil villain Jamie Jam!

She loves improv so much that she was just named Head of Improv Programs A-E at Second City Training Centre in Toronto!

She writes and acts and produces for TV and stage now, used to be a tour guide, and almost became a funeral director. That pretty much sums her up. You can follow her on Twitter here: @ashleycomeau

 

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with Anděl Sudik

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About Anděl

Anděl Sudik is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in Chicago. She wrote and performed in the Jeff Award award winning Second City ETC revue “We’re All in this Room Together” as well as produced countless successful two-man shows as Arch&Anděl(The Public House, Annoyance, OoB Festival.) She is also an alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and was a staff writer for Comedy Central News Netherlands. She currently performs at iO Chicago with Chaos Theory and Armando and directs at the Second City(Touring Company, HouseCo.)

She is a faculty member of the Second City Training Center programs; A-E, Conservatory, Advanced and Teen and Youth program and has taught her workshops all over the world(The Improv Shop St. Louis, Monkey Business Institute Madison, OLLIE Northwestern, CLIP U of C, Thy Neighbor’s Goat Bucharest, Dublin, OKC, The Improv Retreat, WI etc.)

Anděl’s deep well of performance experience makes her perspective unique as a director and teacher. Her hands on, in depth work within the disciplines of long form improvisation, short form, sketch and theater make her a thoroughly well-rounded and open minded conduit for art, creation, polish and playfulness.

She values time efficiency, and recognizes that the most powerful thing we bring to the table is us . Whatever we are. She does not update her website enough. YesAndel.Com

 

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Camp is one of the best improv experiences that I could have had. To be in a place where everyone loves improv as much as you do is such a rush. The teachers are supportive and are invested in your learning. The view is awe striking and I always wanted seconds at meal times. You truly do make amazing friends and memories there.

Christina L - Los Angeles, CA