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CAMP IMPROV UTOPIA East

WHEN

September 4 - 7, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend)

WHERE

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Stroudsburg, PA at Camp Trout Lake

Our annual camp is a 3 night retreat for adults 21 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 Opening Soon!

  • $495 Registration Price - Includes food, lodging, education and more!
  • $520 Payment Plan Available - 2 Pay Plan
    • ($250 USD first payment the rest in 30 days.) *Payment Plan available up to 30 days before camp.

There is a one time non-refundable 2.3% + $0.30 fee added to each transaction.

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 Woody Fu

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About Woody

Woody Fu has improvised for over 10 years and appeared on Comedy Central, TBS, FX and The New York Times. He performs regularly on Characters Welcome, Maude Night and Baby Wants Candy at UCB NY. He was a castmember of Boom Chicago (Amsterdam), and Thrones! The Musical Parody (Edinburgh Fringe). His one-man show Asian Gracefully toured New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Austin, and Toronto. He is 100% Irish.

 

 

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with Annie O'Connor

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About Annie

While attending Ball State University in 1997, Annie immediately fell in love with improv.  During the next four years, she worked to get her BA in psychology. But upon graduating and realizing that she might never perform again, decided to forgo her career and instead pursue improv, whatever that meant.

It meant working with as many teams and companies as she could, including the Smarty Pants Theater Co-op, a children's touring and teaching improv troupe (where she realized she loves to teach), iO West (where she met her future husband, Levin), USS Rock N Roll, and Heyday.

Annie has taught at iO West, Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater, AMDA and numerous colleges, high schools, theaters and festivals all over the country and beyond! She has toured numerous shows, including NOW Improv; a two-person touring and teaching show. Annie was also the Education Director at M.I's Westside Comedy Theater and now Co-owns and operates Last Best Comedy Theater in Montana.

Annie has dedicated her life to the art and expansion of improvisation. She and Levin (and their 3 kids) continue to teach and tour and love… improv.

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with Allison Reese-Shapiro

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About Allison

Allison Reese is a Chicago based comedian. This summer Allison was featured in NBC's Breakout Comedy festival at The Second City. She was also Chicago's 2019 JFL and Comedy Central showcases, as well as the 2018 SCOUT showcase. Allison is a regular contributor to The Paper Machete at the Green Mill. Her one-woman show 'You Listen To White People Music?'  was a Chicago Tribune recommended show to see. Allison is 2016 Bob Curry Fellow and Urban Twist alumni. She is the founder/creator of Matt Damon Improv at the Annoyance Theatre. Follow Allison online! Twitter: @monsterrese

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with Eric Farone

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About Eric

Eric Farone is co-founder and co-owner of the Bovine Metropolis Theater in Denver. Established in 1996, the Bovine Metropolis was the first theater to focus on long form improvisation performance and the first Improv Training Center in the region. The Bovine is about to graduate its 100th class from its year-long program of study. Under Eric’s leadership, The Bovine has mounted hundreds of improv shows and 45 original sketch comedy shows, the majority of which he directed.

Eric started teaching improv in 1993 and has been teaching improv full-time for almost 20 years. He created and continues to refine the curriculum that the Bovine School of Improvisation uses to teach.  He currently performs in the 9th season of the 90-minute, improvised genre show “The Heirs of Hogwarts” (based on the Harry Potter series) which he created, directed and has franchised to play at The Pit theater in New York (currently in its 3rd run there). He also hosts, performs and directs a short form show called “On The Spot” which is in its 20th year playing in Denver. His favorite show that he has directed was “My Story” which was based on Keith Johnstone’s “Life Game”.

Eric learned his craft in Chicago in the early 90s at The Second City, iO, The Annoyance Theater, and The Players Workshop where he was lucky enough to have some of the crafts innovators and masters as his instructors. He has done immersive workshops with other masters (not in the Chicago area) and still takes classes when he can from whomever he can. 29 years into teaching improv he still loves the art, loves the craft and loves to share it with others. Also, Eric likes pie and loves his wife and kids.

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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