LET'S CELEBRATE YADA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME ZANY FUN!
YADA IMPROV FOR KIDS!
SEE BELOW FOR YADA'S SUMMER 2022 IMPROV CLASSES!
Say “Yes, and…” to this special Improv class! Classes will consist of theatre games, learning the basics of improvisation, and most of all, FUN! There is no denying these hilarious classes will have you and your friends and family cracking up! Our audience suggestion is to sign up today! See below for class times and prices.
IN PERSON @
July 5th-8th (4 days)
Show: YADA 3rd St. July 8th @ 12:45p
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August 22-26 (5 days)
Show: YADA 3rd St. August 26th @ 4:00p
IN PERSON @
June 13th-17th (5 days)
Show: YADA 3rd St. June 18th @ 11:00am
IN PERSON @
June 20th-24th (5 days)
Show: YADA 3rd St. June 25th @ 11:00am
YADA Improv for Kids!
Say “Yes, and…” to this special Improv class! Classes will consist of theatre games, learning the basics of improvisation, and most of all, FUN! There is no denying these hilarious classes will have you and your friends and family cracking up! Our audience suggestion is to sign up today!
MEET YADA'S IMPROV DIRECTORS!
Piper grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she performed in community theatre and with the "Short Shakespeareans" acting troupe. She transplanted to LA and earned a BA in theatre from the University of Southern California. She was a competitive dancer growing up, which led to her job at Disneyland dancing down Main Street, USA as a Parade performer. Piper has studied improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, UCB, and The Groundlings, and has many years of experience teaching youth improv programs at the Second City. Piper is a working stage, screen and voice actor, and is excited to share her love for the arts with the talented kiddos at YADA.
Carrie-ann Pishnak is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She holds a BA in Theatre from UNLV, is a graduate of Nerdist improv program, The Second City Conservatory, Short Form and Long Form programs, and was classically trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. Carrie-ann is a corporate narrator, a freelance producer and marketing brand specialist, as well as being an adjunct professor at CalArts where she teaches Improv. She is proud and grateful to have been an educator at various schools (including YADA) for over 30 years. You can catch Carrie-ann performing around town with her improv team, Aeroplane, and hanging out at home with her cat, Monster.
Devyn has been a Director at YADA since Summer 2019 and is ecstatic to be here! She moved to LA shortly after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in both Acting Performance and K-12 Theatre Education. Devyn is a comedic improviser and has been in a variety of improv and sketch shows including the Del Close Marathon in New York City. She began her improv training on her high school troupe “Mixed Nuts” and continued with her college group “CHAOS”. She's currently a student of UCB and Groundlings. As a teaching artist, Devyn has enjoyed teaching improv to all levels from elementary to college aged and passing on her favorite improv/life rule of “Yes, and.” Children's theatre has always been something held close to Devyn's heart, and throughout her education training she discovered an immense love for Theatre for Young Audiences. In 2017 she completed an educational internship with Lexington Children's Theatre and in 2018 she directed a mainstage touring TYA show at UNCo. Devyn is thrilled to be pursuing an acting career in LA while also sharing her love of musical theatre and improvisation with the wonderful YADA students.
Anthony is a Performing and Teaching Artist from Niagara Falls, NY. He realized his passion for theatre at a young age, and hasn’t stopped performing since! He has traveled the country with Missoula Children’s Theatre, where he was able to bring the magical world of Musical Theatre to a new group of kids each week. In college he studied Acting, Dance, Vocal Performance, and Psychology. He takes pride in being able to use all of his education in his craft, and his ability to teach others how to do the same. Some of his favorite performance credits include, Dan Goodman in Next to Normal, Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Mitch Mahoney in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well as various roles in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and Henry VI. He is extremely excited to begin his journey at YADA and cannot wait to begin teaching and inspiring!