October 07

IMPROV with Grace

This Summer, we incorporated some fun IMPROV sessions with Grace at our Summer Camps!  The kids loved it.  We are offering IMPROV classes this Fall on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

How can Improvisational comedy help my child?

I can’t tell you how many times improvisation has helped me out in my life. And that doesn’t just extend to comedy! Everything from school interviews, job interviews, social gatherings, encounters at the grocery store, moments where you’re forced to give a speech at your brother’s graduation party but earlier you two got in a huge fight so really you have nothing good to say about him (oops, that one might be a little too specific)…the point is, there are a whole lot of places to use the skill of improvisation.  And in this class, we’ll begin to lay groundwork for all of them.      Come and join me

Grace Harryman’s Bio

Grace attended UC Santa Cruz for three years and left (with a 3.5 GPA) before graduating to pursue a career in comedy. From there she attended the 12-month conservatory program at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.

In the Fall of 2016, Grace passed Writing Lab at the Groundlings. She is a regular performer and staff writer for TopStory Weekly at IO West, the oldest running sketch show in Los Angeles.

Grace is a member of the Improv Diary team at Westside Comedy, mentioned as “One Of The 10 Best Things To Do During The Week in Los Angeles” by LA Weekly not once, not twice but three times!  She regularly produces, writes and stars in her own videos, including the acclaimed webseries, Pigtails and Scooters and the video short, My Boyfriend which was as a runner up at the Web Show Show at Westside Comedy Theatre.

In the Fall of 2015, Grace was the youngest storyteller ever chosen to perform her original short story, Junior Prom, at LA’s Spark Off Rose Community Theater.

This past spring Grace performed her one woman show, CLAIM JUMPER, at the Fringe Festival. The show won the coveted, Producers Encore Award.

And…she used to be a nanny!!

Graces loves comedy and believes that if a child can develop their natural sense of humor (all children are naturally funny!), they will be much more adept at surviving in this sometimes very confusing world!

So does improv = resilience?  Yeah. I think it does.