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Intro to Improv! Activities Anyone Can Do
with Beth Boynton
Actors train in improv comedy to entertain audiences and the thought of taking an improv class can feel intimidating. The truth is that when we take the focus away from performing there are many fun improv activities that anyone can play. In this class, we will explore the principles of improvisation and experiment with a variety of games that promise laughter, new friends, and maybe even some new social skills. Beth Boynton, RN, MS is a consultant and author who teaches improv to non-actors in a way that is safe, fun, and sometimes, transformative. Beth is the founder of PILL-Portsmouth Improv Learning Lab and has written 3 books on communication and medical improv.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $38
Ukulele for Beginners
with Duncan Perry
This little instrument is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk tunes, rock, samba, blues, pop, country, and classical music, as well as songs grandma knows. The ukulele can go most anywhere with you because it’s small and light weight. Duncan, a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing ukulele for 11 years, will teach you to play familiar music using common chords and basic strumming and picking techniques. You do not need to know how to read music. However, you must have a playable soprano, concert or tenor size ukulele (no baritones please) and an electronic tuner or tuning app on you iPhone or iPad. If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact the Kittery Adult Education Office for helpful information about buying one. Then grab your uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun musical adventure!
Monday, Sept. 10- Oct. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., 4 Sessions
Course Fee: $75