All the World’s a Stage
Red Hook Public Library offers improv acting camp for teens
(RED HOOK, NY) — Does your teen have a flair for the dramatic? Bring them to Improv Camp! Students entering grades 8-12 can join Improv Camp, from 1-3 pm, starting Monday, July 25 until Friday, July 29, at the Red Hook Public Library.
Improvisational theater is a set of techniques for acting without lines or memorization that builds imagination, cooperative skills, and confidence. This five-day camp will teach improv acting through a series of games and activities that encourage collaboration and creative thinking. Exercises start simple with such games a Two-Headed Giant, where pairs of players attempt to carry on a conversation while completing each other’s sentences, but will build to more complex scene games like Remote Control, where improvisers rapidly create a variety of stories while satisfying the whims of a channel-flipping audience.
This camp is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration in person at the library is required.
Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.