Improv and Improve
Led by Katie Swider
This course is designed for students in grades 5 and up who are interested in continuing their theatre learning. Students will work on their skills as improvisers on stage and learn how to use the skills they’ve learned in more than just the theatre world. Students will be able to ask questions, get references and share their joy of theatre! They will also have opportunities to mentor aspiring theatre students, work on their public speaking skills, and learn about theatre opportunities in the Jacksonville community! Google Classroom will be used for all course communication. Classes will be held on Zoom. Students may also make individual appointments for additional help.
No supplies are needed for this course.
Theatre Teaching Artist Fellow
Katie provides theatre instruction at multiple schools and sites throughout the year. When not in the classroom, she assists the Program Team in an administrative role and leads an arts-integrated environmental science and theatre program in partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Katie has worked professionally as an actor and director in Florida and Ohio and enjoys being an active part of the Jacksonville theatre community. In addition to acting and directing, Katie is also a talented writer, singer, costume designer and puppet creator. Katie joined the CAP team as the first full-time theatre teaching artist fellow in 2018.