CAMP IMPROV UTOPIA West
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 25th-28th, 2018 - Registration is currently closed. Opens in the Fall.
Cambria, CA at Camp Ocean Pines
Our annual camp is a three-night retreat for adults 18 and over and happens every Memorial Day Weekend in May. It takes place at Camp Ocean Pines, nestled on the Central California Coast in Cambria, near San Luis Obispo. Improvisers from all over the country come together and learn improv from nationally renowned teachers. This three-night camping experience includes improv workshops, camp activities like archery and axe throwing, 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.
WEST CAMP PRICES 2018
Registration Opens in the Fall.
Prices Include: Camp is all inclusive, Co-ed cabin-camping (Single-sex cabins upon request), 8 meals, workshops and all camp activities are included in your tuition.
- $470 Early Registration price until November 1, 2017
- $485 Payment Plan Available - 2 Pay Plan
CAMP TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition is All-Inclusive! You get:
- Workshops: Over 10 hours of workshops from master improv teachers! Performances: Improv jams and shows with your cabinmates!
- Camp Activities: Archery, axe throwing, hiking, campfires 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, camaraderie in nature!
with Stacey Hallal
Stacey has been devoted to comedy in Portland and Chicago for over 18 years and has appeared and taught at more than 50 festivals across the United States and Canada. She is the founder and Managing/Artistic director of the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, Oregon as well as the founder and Artistic Director of the All Jane Comedy Festival. While in Chicago, Stacey completed the iO, Annoyance, and Second City training centers. She went on to complete the prestigious Directing Program at Second City where she also taught improv and comedy writing. Stacey Assistant Directed the smash hit Second City show, Between Barack and A Hard Place. Stacey also uses improv to help blue chip corporations better understand and communicate their brand stories with Character, LLC, a Portland-based company she helped start up in 2001. Over the past 16 years, Stacey has worked with 175 brands including Fossil, Old Spice, Cheerios, Shure, Adobe, and many, many more.
with Brian Palermo
Brian Palermo is from New Orleans and has lived in L.A. for a long, whimsical time. LOVES improv. Performs every single Wednesday night here at the theatre in "The Crazy Uncle Joe Show." Brian was in the Main Company for almost 7 years and has been teaching here for longer than that. Is most appreciative of his Groundlings experience for giving him graduate school training in comedy. Groundlings connections have contributed to Brian a) carving a career out of the crazy showbiz mountain, b) performing with such comedy icons as Will Ferrell, Eddie Izzard and Harland Williams among many others and c) writing cartoons for Warner Brothers and Disney.Check out his IMDB link for full resume of stuff.
Since moving to LA, he has added teaching and directing to his Second City resume. As an actor, writer and director, Ithamar has been featured at The Comedy Central Stage in LA as well as The Austin Sketch Fest. Acting credits include: Arrested Development, Key and Peele, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, Law and Order: LA, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Promotion and numerous national commercials.
with Marc Warzecha
with Jay Sukow
Jay will gladly talk endlessly about how much better the world would be if everyone took just one improv class. He has taught and performed improv professionally for over 24 years and is the founder of Today Improv, where he teaches improv to actors, business, and everybody else, all over the world.
He is currently on faculty at M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theater and The Second City Hollywood. Jay was a faculty member of The Second City Chicago, iO Chicago (where he was also head of their artistic committee) and ComedySportz Chicago, and has taught and performed throughout the world, including the BIG IF4, Copenhagen International Impro Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the New Orleans Comedy Festival, Club Med and the Del Close Marathon.
He has been on several podcasts including “Tales from the Teacher’s Lounge”, “Improv Yak”, “Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane” “ADD Comedy with Dave Razowsky” and was featured in the improv documentary “Whether the Weather.”
He is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory, Second City NW Conservatory, and the training centers of iO Chicago and ComedySportz Chicago. He has trained with Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Jon Favreau, Del Close, Charna Halpern, Keith Johnstone, Mick Napier, Jeff Michalski, Marc Warzecha and many more. Jay currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, two kids and dog.
You can see student and professional endorsements at todayimprov.com and check out his Yelp! page at https://www.yelp.com/biz/today-improv-with-jay-sukow-los-angeles.
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