Marblehead Little Theatre to host Intro to Improv class for preteens, teens

Marblehead Little Theatre is excited to announce its offering of a four-session Introduction to Improv workshop designed for preteens and teens.

The classes will include improv games that translate to useful life skills like listening, creativity, patience, and
collaboration, according to MLT.

The MLT invites students ages 9 to 14 to make new friends in a fun and supportive environment while building confidence. Some of the skills the class covers include expressing emotions, agreement, and creating stories together. Plus, each session will conclude with a performance for family and friends.

No prior improv or performing experience is needed. The classes are open to students aged 9-14, and each class is structured so that everyone will get plenty of playtime and individual attention.

The sessions are two hours, and class size is no more than 12 students. Classes will be held Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 25, and Feb. 1 and 8 at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St.

The improv classes will be instructed by Bruce Whear, who has been performing since he was 12 years old. Affiliated with Marblehead Little Theatre since the early ’70s as a performer, co-director, producer, and longtime Board member, Bruce is a founding member, performer, and producer of the popular local improv comedy troupe “Accidentally on Purpose.”

A firm believer that theater and improv are much-needed skills in today’s schools, workplaces and life, Whear is committed to passing on these life-changing skills to the next generation.

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