Events

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 14-18

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 14-18

June 22-26
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 22nd (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm for friends & guardians

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 14-18 to try improv and play their hearts out. These same skills will be used in the ComedySportz High School League, running during the school year.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At the Nest, we truly believe if all teenagers had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place. Our teachers are licensed and education-based. Our ethos is about fun and inclusion. Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this art form can bring!

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

ENROLLMENT:
Improv4Kids Teen Camp
Grades 9th-12th
(Must be 14-17+ to enroll)

The week includes:

  • 5 days of camp playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Training with bonded counselors
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • Learning ComedySportz shortform improvisational games, taught by the counselor!
  • 30-minute orientation for camper & guardian to kickoff the week
  • 2 free passes to ComedySportz weekend before or after camp ($28)
  • Camp swag tshirt to be worn in performance/to keep ($20)
  • Free entry to guardian and friends for class show 230pm Friday, June 26!

Improv4Kids Summer Camp: Age 10-13

Improv4kids Summer Camp

Ages 10-13

June 22-26
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (9:45am drop off; Lunch 12:30-1)
Orientation Monday morning, June 22nd (10am – 15 minutes with one guardian present)
Show Friday at 2:30pm for friends & guardians

$300

Do you know a funny kid just itching to get on stage? Loves playing? Creative thinker? Lots of energy? Smart, thoughtful, kind? Do you want that child to thrive by learning collaboration and feeling joy by co-creating with others? Improvisation is the way! Welcome to The Nest Theatre’s Summer Camp, a one-week experience for kids 11-16 to try improv and play their hearts out.

All kinds of people do improvisation; The benefits are multiple in the regular world – both for the extroverts that are seeking focus and sharpness, and the witty introverts that just need a little encouragement towards confident behavior. At The Nest, we truly believe if all kids had an improv class in formative years, the world would be a better place. Our teachers are licensed and education-based. Our ethos is about fun and inclusion. Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this art form can bring!

Come play with us and see for yourself the change and joy this artform can bring!

ENROLLMENT:
Improv4Kids Youth Camp
Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
(Must be 10-13 to enroll)

The week includes:

  • 5 days of camp playing classic theatre games (designed for children and now used as a performance tool) each day!
  • Training with bonded counselors
  • Joining others their age in the Columbus area interested in comedy and theatre at the ONLY dedicated space for improvisation and education!
  • Meeting professional performers on Day One who tour globally doing improvisation for a living!
  • 30-minute orientation for camper & guardian to kickoff the week
  • 2 free passes to ComedySportz weekend before or after camp ($28)
  • Camp swag tshirt to be worn in performance/to keep ($20)
  • Free entry to guardian and friends for class show 230pm Friday, June 26!

 

 

Nest Indie Teams 4/18 9:30pm

Nest Indie Teams 4/18 9:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Nest Indie Teams are the freshest groups on the scene! Each with their own signature form.

Tonight’s Indie Teams are: FCC and JASES!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*If it is after 6:30pm on the day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

ComedySportz 4/18 8:00pm

ComedySportz 4/18 8:00pm
$10 online*/$12 at the door if not sold out
All Ages

ComedySportz is arguably the most famous shortform comedy show in the world. The ComedySportz 4/18 match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, though ComedySportz precedes that show’s debut by over 4 years. CSz is a high-energy hilarious experience, and appropriate for all audiences – all ages, all welcome.

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 4/17 9:30pm

Musical Improv MIXTAPE 4/17 9:30pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Musical Improv ensemble mixes longform improv with musical magic. All of the singing is improvised in the Musical Improv MIXTAPE 4/17 show, and all of the musical accompaniment is improvised! Every scene is the suggestion for the next, creating an improvisational Mixtape in an inspirational chain-reaction.

Opening for Mixtape will be Indie team: Cardinal

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Troika Improv Contest 4/17 8:00pm

Troika Improv Contest 4/17 8:00pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

Created in 2007 by our friend, Philadelphia comedian and producer MATT NELSON, Troika was developed as an experiment to get improvisers out of their comfort zones and creating new, high-concept work. He has granted permission to The Nest to run the form and make it ours!

So now, welcome TROIKA CBUS! All students, performers, and alumni of The Nest were given the opportunity to commit to the contest. Troika is a format where a team of three players, picked at random from the pool of applicants, face off against other random teams of three. This contest puts everyone to the test of embracing their improv skills and creating art on the fly.

How it works:
*There will only be 27 players max
*Teams get 10 minutes a set, three teams a night
*Winning team will get an additional show slot after the Troika competition as their prize!

Come see the action!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*If it is after 6:30pm on day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Nest Indie Teams 4/16 7:00pm

Nest Indie Teams 4/16 7:00pm
$10 online*/ $12 at the door if not sold out
Ages 16+

The Nest Indie Teams are the freshest groups on the scene! Each with their own signature form.

Tonight’s Indie Teams are: Smart Babies and Sad Pizza Party!

Improv isn’t just great for performance, it is perfect for helping with public speaking, team-building, or just generally being a more open and positive person. Sign up for a class and see for yourself!

*If it is after 5:30pm on the day of show, call 614-929-5545 to see if the show is fully sold out.

Sold out? Take a look at our upcoming shows!

Level 3 Class – Tuesdays

Level 3 digs deep into scene work. The relationship between the characters on stage is the most important part of the scene. Get ready to focus on two-person scenes and explore multiple ways to lock into the heart of things.

Pre-requisite: Level Two
Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm
Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

Level 2 Class – Mondays

In Level 2, we will begin using the idea of group play. Whether it is via shortform games (playing with pattern, heightening, pouncing on the fun), longform openings (group work, exploration of one theme together), or scenes (game of the scene), we will understand the importance of utilizing our power together and play with rather than against. Character work, both by mirroring and complementing, is also pushed in this level.

Pre-requisite: Level One

Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Level 1 Class – Mondays

Welcome to the formal program of improvisational training! Whether you want to perform, be better at team work or presentation for your job, or just be more engaged with your friends and family, this is the place to start!

In this course, we’ll jump into the beautiful world of “Yes, And” and study beginning fundamentals like basic games and the advantages of collaborative group work. We’ll enjoy exercises, talk basic theory, dive into basic scenework, push through object & environment, and establish the importance of relationship and truth onstage – and have an incredible amount of fun, getting away with pretending as adults.

6-Weeks
Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm
Apr 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18