creative improv at Mudlark

AGES 7-9
January 17th-March 21st (10 classes)
thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
Participation fee: $120

ages 10-14
January 15th-March 19th (10 classes)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Participation fee: $120

Creativity and spontaneity are at the heart of this action packed improvisation class. In each session, participants engage in improvised scenarios, creative movement exercises, vocal training, and character creation. The class gives students the opportunity to tap into their imagination and bring their own unique characters and stories to life on stage!

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play lab

Ages 8-11
January 28th-March 20th
Mondays & Wednesdays; 4:00-5:15pm
participation fee: $250

*PLEASE NOTE: Class will held March 18th, 19th, and 20th from 4-6:30 PM to serve as our Tech Week
**The final showcase for Play Lab will be on March 20th; 6:30pm (at 1417 Hinman)

Want to be in a play? Step onto the stage in PLAY LAB. Join a small cast of actors who will rehearse and perform a production of a brand new play. Throughout the rehearsal process, actors will hone their performance skills while building a supportive ensemble through their favorite theater games and exercises! 

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The League of Adventure

Ages 9-14
January 19th-March 9th
Saturdays 10AM-12PM

Participation Fee: $175

There is a mystery unfolding at the Lark School of the Arts... and we need your help to solve it. At this ancient school tasked with training its students in the Four Arts - Performing, Physical, Martial, and Magical - trouble is afoot. Calling upon their skills in character building, improv, and problem solving, students will play through this original pen and paper role playing game while building and exercising new theater tools. Bring your pencils and your imaginations, and come ready to play. 

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half-day workshops

Join us on those pesky D65 Wednesday half-days for an afternoon workshop full of creative fun! For November and December we have workshops geared towards both 7-9 and 10-14 year olds (7-9 and 10-14 workshops run concurrently on the same dates).

Fall 7-9 Workshops

IMPROV: SHIPWRECKED
November 7th from 1-4:30PM
Join us for an action packed few hours of games and improv exploring what happens when a ship full of strangers crashes on a deserted island. How long we stay there, what society we build, and if we can escape is all up to you. Will you help us get off the island… or do you have other plans?

COSTUMES AND CHARACTERS
December 5th 1-4:30PM
Spend an afternoon creating the wackiest, zaniest, and wildest characters you can dream up. Every character gets a costume, and every costume gets a character! Join us for this preview of one of our popular summer camps.

Fall 10-14 Workshops

MUDLARK MURDER MYSTERY
OCTOBER 3RD from 1-4:30PM
Join us in solving an original murder mystery written just for this workshop! Every student will get a character and through physical and vocal improvisation games will develop their backstory and persona as we uncover clues to the what, where, why, and how of the tragic (fake) murder of one of Mudlark’s staff. Can you help us solve the mystery?

BUILD-A-PLAY
NOVEMBER 7TH from 1-4:30PM
Get a crash course in devising as we come together to create an original short play in just three and a half hours! Through a series of improvisation games and group devising activities we will generate a 5-10 minute play that showcases the skills and imaginations of every student. Will it be silly? Terrifying? Fantastical? It’s up to you to decide.

AUDITIONS & CALLBACKS
DECEMBER 5TH from 1-4:30PM
Auditions and callbacks are a lot more than monologues – they often consist of cold readings, group games, and devising. Practice and hone these skills while learning more about what you may be asked to do at any given audition and getting constructive feedback on your work. Come ready to make big, fun choices!


*All half-day Workshops are held at 1417 Hinman Ave
*Our half-day workshops are now from
1-4:30pm to better serve your needs!

Contact vanessa@mudlarktheater.org with any questions about HQ programming!