Posts Tagged ‘improv’
Diversity and Inclusion
Hello Campers Past, Present, and Future! It has been a couple of months since my position as Diversity and Inclusion Manager of Improv Camp Utopia was announced. In those short couple of months so much has happened! The Holidays came and went, it snowed in Chicago, it was freezing in Chicago, and then the temperature…Read More
8 Things for Improvisors to Remember for 2017 and Beyond
So 2016 is about to end. Oh my. We as a community lost a lot of great improvisors this year and it hurts. No matter where the improvisor is we all feel connected and share the pain. Think about it. When an improvisor leaves us we know how it affects the community they were in.…Read More
3 Camps – 3 Experiences – Sean Geary, San Francisco, CA
This year I had the honor or attending all three Camp Improv Utopia camps. I was one of three that completed this feat. I am honored to be joined by both Jaclynn Cherry and Erica Clermont in that. Each camp was unique and offered me a great perspective into my own improvisation and play. The…Read More
First Time Improvisor! By Christen Cook Seattle, WA
In an effort to become a more interesting person, I started trying to say yes to all the wonderful opportunities life presents me. So when my old friend Stuart suggested meeting up in Yosemite I said, “Ok, sure!” and he proclaimed, ”YES! AND…by the way, you’ll be doing improv camp with me!” Wait, what?! I…Read More
Camp Nights! What are these? How do I get involved?
Camp Nights have been happening for a while. They started in LA a few years ago and have expanded to San Francisco, Denver, Detroit and Pittsburgh with more in the works. These nights are meant to be indie improv nights to allow campers and any improvisor to hone their skills and have a community night…Read More
Camper Tribute Video! CIU West 2016
Here is a video made by one of our campers Jesse Joseph. Get an inside look at what camp is all about. Community. Camaraderie. Nature. Registration for our West Camp will open again in September! Stay tuned.Read More
How Improv Camp Helped Me Get My Groove Back! By Kevin Brown
How Improv Camp Helped Me Get My Groove Back My improv journey with camp was a fantastic experience. I started improv in College and as the years progressed, it became a part of my life. I loved every second of it, but as the years piled on, it seemed more like a chore than fun.…Read More
Support Camp Yes And!
Camp Improv Utopia is proud to announce our official partnership to Camp Yes And, an improv day camp designed to support verbal teens (Ages 13-18) on the autism spectrum. We are very excited to work with Camp Yes And to help them grow and provide even more free classes to teens on the autism spectrum. A…Read More
Coming Out of The Closet at Camp Improv Utopia
When I was eighteen years old I joined NCT Phoenix, a comedy theater in the Mesa, Arizona. I was eighteen, I had just started college, and I was so deep in the closet I was hearing whispers of the R. Kelly Saga “Trapped in the Closet” on a loop. I was so afraid to accept…Read More
Improv Utopia Gives Back!
As we grow, adding Camp Improv Utopia Yosemite to our family in 2016, it means our help to the improv community grows as well. In 2015, we were able to give back more to improv then ever before. Helping improv theater, festivals, and improvisors access to things like education, building materials, support and more! These…Read More