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Improv Classes for 2018-2019 Season

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Intro to Improv Workshop 
Date: Sunday, January 6 
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $35
(Instructor: Lulu French)
If you've been thinking about trying an improv class but have wanted to dip a toe in before signing up for a full session, this is the workshop for you! Instructor Lulu French will guide you through the basic principles of improv in a fun, accessible way. You'll be surprised how easy it is to collaborate with your classmates to free your imagination and create instant characters, scenes and worlds!
Improv Comedy Full classes for Adults & Teens
Winter Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, January 19 - February 23, 2019 (six weeks )
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)
Spring Class Open Level:
Date: Saturdays, April 6 - May 11, 2019 (six weeks )
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm 
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)
Summer Class Level 1: SOLD OUT!
Date: Wednesdays, June 19 - July 24, 2019 (six weeks )
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm 
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $210 for six classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)
Summer Class Level 2:
Date: Saturdays, June 8 - July 27, 2019 (eight weeks)
Time: 10:00am-12:00 pm
LOCATION: Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
Course fee: $280 for eight classes
(Instructor: Lulu French)

IMPROV COMEDY for Adults & Teens

Level 1 & 2


Ever wanted to try improv comedy but never found the time? Dive into improv with our six-week Level 1 improv class.
Or have you already taken Level 1 and are ready for more complicated games with wilder challenges? And a public showcase at the end of the session? Then the Level 2 class is for you.
All classes are taught by professional improv master Lulu French and Dave Maulbeck. Lulu and Dave are long-time members of Dreamcatcher’s popular improv troupe, Multiple Personality Disorder. You’ll learn how to think on your feet by freeing your mind, body and imagination through group exercises and games in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
These 6- or 8-week classes delve deep into the craft of improv with more complex games as the weeks progress. Improv is great for new or prior students of improv and also for actors who want to add another dimension to their skills. Improv is a valuable skill for auditions and job interviews, too! 
Please note: Because the class has both adult and teen students, it is most comfortable for older teens - but you know your child, so you can determine whether a mixed class is right for them!
If you’ve always been curious about improv, this is your chance! 
  • No experience required to begin
  • Learn traditional improv games
  • Explore your own creativity in a supportive environment
  • Develop spontaneity and learn how to shed your inhibitions
  • Not just for actors, but for anyone who wants to develop these skills
  • For actors who want to try another angle on performing
Instructors • Improv

Improv master Lulu French  is a member of and performs regularly with Dreamcatcher’s own improv troupe, Multiple Personality Disorder.

Lulu French 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 — original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Armando Diaz — founder of the Magnet Theater, 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. 


Lulu has been teaching improv since 2000 and has had the privilege to teach for organizations such as Gotham City Improv, The Queens Theater in the Park, Arts Horizons, The Theater Project, The South Orange Maplewood Adult School, IN Studios, Beyond the Bell, and Dreamcatcher Rep in addition to teaching corporate improv workshops for companies such as Pfizer, Novartis and AstraZeneca. She can currently be seen improvising in Dreamcatchers Rep's twice yearly improv show, Multiple Personality Disorder and with Gary Austin's the Classroom at the People's Improv Theater in NYC.

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DAVE MAULBECK is an entertainment artist and member of the Screen Actors Guild and he recently relocated back to New York City after a multi-year stint in Los Angeles.  He has starred in several commercials, including the Super Bowl Ad - Groundhog Day, for truTV, and as the Polish Polisher for Burger King. With film credits including the evil Dr. Wily in Megaman, and the main character Dracula Goes to Camp, Dave is no stranger to the screen. In 2007 Dave co-founded Chicken Scoop Productions where he executive produced several spec pilots, music videos, and web series. More recently he has been developing animation projects with BEHIND the BAG! Productions, where he  is co-creator and illustrator of The Kinetix, a comic book series featuring high school superheroes whose powers derive from their respective disabilities, which recently reached full funding on Kickstarter. Dave is thrilled to be back and working with his dear friends at Dreamcatcher Rep.

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