If you’re a kid who likes to make people laugh, wants to break out of their shell or just wants to try something new…these classes are for you!
Improvhi presents 4 afternoons filled with creativity and some major LOLs!
Comedy Camp will focus on:
Script Writing and Storytelling
There will be a casual showcase on the last day of camp. Family, friends and special guests are welcome to join us for some laughs!
Open to students entering grades 5th – 12th. Limited space.
Dates: April 14, 21, 28 and May 1st
Times: 11am – 1pm
Location: The Iolani Center – 1234 Kona Street (off of Piikoi)
Parking: Private Lot
Instructor: Kimee Balmilero
Students should bring their own snacks and drinks. No food will be provided at Comedy Camp.
About The Instructor:
Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as “Woody Woodpecker” at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon,” and most recently, the recurring role of Dr. Noelani Cunha on “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv & sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.
Kimee has performed at such venues as: Radio City Music Hall, The Kodak Theater, UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood and iO West and has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
Since moving back to Hawaii in 2012, Kimee founded and is the “Head Sillypino” of improvhi a company and website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii.
In March 2015, she created and produced the first ever Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater.
A lifetime student of the legendary Ronald E. Bright, Kimee made her directorial debut with the Hawai’i Premiere of “Mamma Mia” at the historical Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu. The show was a hit with Hawaii audiences and was sold out for the entire run and extension.
In her spare time, Kimee enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, instagram-ing, eating diner spaghetti, pretending like she’s a contestant on “Top Chef,” and dreaming about sinigang.
This improvhi workshop will focus on how to strengthen group scenes through support, gifting and all around awesomeness. Players will explore different ways to generate information for a fun, focused and idea filled scene!
Participants should have some long form improv experience.
Workshop cost: $25
Instructor: Kimee Balmilero
Monday, June 25th 7pm-9pm
Arts at Marks in Chinatown – 1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Parking: Street or paid lot
This class will take the tools learned in our 101 Basics classes and apply them to comedic long form improv scenes. Students will dive deep into finding the ‘funny’ of their scenes, building relationships, identifying patterns, heightening within the scene and group games. Students will also be introduced to several different long form openings to help generate ideas for their scenes.
At the end of the 201C session, students will have the opportunity to perform a showcase for invited guests.
All classes are 2 hours long. Students will learn the value of ‘yes, and’-ing, listening, agreement, support, and more in a safe, non judgmental environment.
Prerequisite: Must have completed 101a, 101B &101C within 1 year
Thursdays – 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
7pm – 9pm
All classes will be held at Happiness U at SALT in Kakaako
691 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI 96813 – Second floor next to Hungry Ear
201A ONLY $75 (6 hours of instruction total)
Special $25 discount offered to students who decide to take 201A, 201B and 201C classes.
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