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WHEN: Saturdays, May 2 - June 13, 2020 (six weeks—no class Memorial Day weekend!), Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm WHERE: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ FEE: $210 for six classes (Instructor: Lulu French)
Spring Class Intermediate
WHEN: Sundays, May 3 - June 14, 2020 (six weeks - no class on Memorial Day weekend!), Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ FEE: $210 for six classes (Instructor: Laura Ekstrand)
Lulu French first took improv classes at Gotham City Improv two decades ago and has been improvising ever since. In addition to being a graduate of GCI, she has also studied improv under Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, and Matt Besser, various Second City alumni such as Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys), and improv masters Michael Gellman, Dave Razowsky, and Aretha Sills. She has appeared in numerous improv performances in NYC improv theaters such as Gotham City Improv, the Magnet Theater, and Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as with Dreamcatcher’s own The Flip Side. Lulu has been teaching improv since 2000 and has recently opened her own business, Rocket Improv.
Laura Ekstrand was one of the founding members of Dreamcatcher's house team, The Flip Side (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) in 2002. Laura is the Artistic Director and founder of Dreamcatcher Rep, where she has appeared in What Stays; Sister Play; Rapture, Blister Burn; Motherhood Out Loud; and Shakespeare in Vegas, among many others. She has also performed on various New Jersey and New York stages and in film and television. Laura is a playwright, director, and a private monologue and public speaking coach and holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Laura is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.