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CAMP IMPROV UTOPIA East

WHEN

September 3 - 6, 2021 (Labor Day Weekend)

WHERE

WHAT

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 is Now Open!

  • $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.

*COVID-19 Update: Improv Utopia will follow all CDC, State and City COVID19 Guidelines and will update campers of any changes or restrictions that will be enforced during the time of camp. To help us ensure that we are creating a safe environment regarding COVID-19 please fill in the following questions. It is not required to answer. It will be useful for us to know if we can reach the 80% herd immunity to safely operate all camp activities. We are also pursuing the option of requiring vaccination. If this becomes an issue for anyone, refunds can be issued.

 

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.

 

 

Workshop: TBA
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

Workshop: TBA
with T.J. Mannix

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About T.J.

T.J. Mannix has been teaching improv, acting, and auditioning in NYC and around the world for over 15 years. He got his start on one of the first UCB Harold teams, “The Bureau,” training with Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, and Armando Diaz. He has toured with several casts of The Second City/NCL. He was an original cast member and host of ”BLANK: the Musical" off-Broadway.

He is the Founder/Artistic Director of the 12th annual New York Musical Improv Festival at the Magnet Theater in NYC www.NYMIF.com. When he is not quarantined, he tours the world with his epic one-man improvised musical “LimboLand.” He is an alumnus of the University of Miami, Florida and has taught master classes across the U.S., Canada, and 14 countries.

During his 20+ years in NYC, T.J. has appeared in more than 85 TV and radio commercials - along with roles on "Law and Order: SVU," "Law and Order," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "All My Children," "One Life to Live," "As the World Turns," and numerous appearances on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” He admits to spending a very dark year working as a Mouseketeer.

Workshop:
with Lou Gonzales

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About Lou Gonzales 

Lou Gonzalez is a comedian based in NYC. You can see him in bit roles on Netflix's Teenage Bounty Hunters, The Other Two and the upcoming movie Black Bear starring Aubrey Plaza. He was a performer and writer for the CBS Diversity showcase in 2019. He also is a cinematographer and director whose work you can see on IFC and a bunch of other comedy websites that don't exist anymore, Having taught and performed improv comedy for 7.years, Lou created platforms for diverse performers in New York and abroad with class experiences and shows that celebrated marginalized voices. His teaching has taken him to various comedy theaters and training centers around the globe celebrating diverse voices. You can see Lou every evening on twitter (@angrylou) contemplating giving it all up and starting a turtle farm.

Workshop: TBA
with Maritza Montañez

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About Maritza

Maritza Montañez is a Brooklyn-based improviser and bookseller originally from California's San Joaquin Valley. She performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where she improvised with The Law Firm, At Last!, and Party City, and co-produced Living Room: The First Generation, an improv show based on stories from first generation Americans. Maritza taught improv at UCB Theatre, and has led workshops at universities and in New York City high schools and middle schools. She has been featured in videos for Disney+, MTVNews, and Fusion. She trained in improv, sketch, and characters for nine years, studied history, creative writing, and Spanish literature at New York University, and previously worked in political organizing and labor and nonprofit operations.

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Workshop: TBA
with John Windmueller

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About TBA

John Windmueller loves improv. Loves it! Being present in the moment, supporting and being supported, laughing and creating art… what’s not to love? John has over 16 years of improv teaching and performance experience and has led sold-out workshops at improv festivals and camps across the US and abroad. Leaving a cushy career as an academic for improv (who does that?), John holds a PhD from the Carter School and serves as the Director of WIT@Work, the applied improv branch of Washington Improv Theater, teaching improv everywhere from NPR to the NSA. Along with helping found the DC District Improv Festival, John is the founder of CIU’s Tiny Improv Festival because, again, John loves improv and loves to help others joyfully connect and create.

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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