Improv and Song Performance Classes Starting in April. Register Now!
Spring 2021 Improv Class:
The spring class will be an online, 8-week session for all levels of improvisers!
WHEN: Mondays, April 5
- May 24, 2021 (eight weeks), 7:30 - 9:30
WHERE: On your screen!
TUITION: $280 for eight classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)
Improv for Teens and Adults is a partnership with Rocket Improv that provides students an introduction to improv comedy or a further exploration of what they’ve previously learned. Students will think on their feet by freeing their mind, body and imagination through group exercises and games in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Those who are returning students will learn more complex games that require keeping multiple balls in the air while maintaining connection with scene partners. These classes provide a fun creative outlet while honing skills such as teamwork, spontaneity and careful listening that will enhance any professional pursuit.
Lulu French (Maplewood), founder of Rocket Improv, will teach Improv for Adults and Teens. Lulu 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.
Spring 2021 Song Performance Workshop
The spring class will be an online, 7-week session for all levels of singers!
WHEN: Saturdays, April
10 - May 22, 2021 (seven weeks), 12:30 - 2:30
WHERE: On your screen!
TUITION: $245 for seven classes
(Instructor: Vanessa Parvin)
Vanessa Parvin has loved singing and the stage since childhood. In addition to a variety of jobs as a musical director and vocal coach, she has been fortunate to perform alongside Broadway legends on theater and cabaret stages. Favorite stage roles include Cinderella in Into The Woods, Marsinah in Kismet, Irene in Hello, Dolly!, Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, and at the Goodspeed Opera House as part of the Angel City Four in City Of Angels. Vanessa has been featured in a number of shows at Disneyland, and has been a professional holiday caroler for over 20 years. She is the soprano for MAC Award-winning vocal quintet Marquee Five, recently described as “Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium.” With Marquee Five, Vanessa has appeared at 54 Below, SOPAC, Feinstein’s, the Metropolitan Room, the Laurie Beechman Theater, and Don’t Tell Mama. You can hear her on Marquee Five’s debut CD “8-Track Throwback". Vanessa holds a BA in Music from UCLA and a MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College. When not performing, she teaches private voice and piano in her Maplewood home.Visit Vanessa’s Web site