*NEW*Spring 2022, ADULT IMPROV, Sundays,
Don't let the kids have all the fun! Here is a class for the adults!
The Art of Improvisation
Improvisation (improv) is an art form that brings you closer to yourself as it elicits freedom of creative expression. It is a form of active mindfulness as it teaches you to be in the present moment and helps you unlock your innate creativity.
It is the theatre of adventure!
Improv teaches basic improv skills and performance techniques. You don't have to be a performer to do this course and it will enhance your life in every way.
Improv develops your storytelling ability, increases confidence, enhances your listening & communication skills, builds resilience and much more, while having fun!
Apr 24-Jun 19 (no class 5/29)
Instructor- Naomi Bailis
Naomi is an award winning theater teacher, director and actor.
Naomi enjoyed a twenty year career on the Theater Faculty at Walnut Hill School
for the Arts. She was a versatile, innovative and difference making member
of the Theater program, who taught Spolin Theater Games, the Michael
Chekhov Technique, Mask Technique, Clown, Advanced Scene Study with
Michael Shurtleff’s Twelve Guideposts, the Meisner technique and
Beginning and Intermediate Scene Study. In addition, she also taught
Musical Theater/Acting the Song. She has directed close to thirty full scale
Naomi was awarded the E.E. Ford Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.
Naomi has also taught Acting at University of Cincinnati College
Conservatory of Music, Boston University, University of Cincinnati
(Clermont), and Xavier University (Acting and Directing). She has taught
Mask master classes at Boston Conservatory, University of Cincinnati
College Conservatory of Music, Middlesex Community College, NETC, and
SETC (2022 and 2023 invitee). She has directed productions at the
collegiate and professional levels.
As an actor, Naomi has appeared on Broadway, regional theaters across the
U.S., film and commercials.
In October of 2021, Naomi launched Naomi Bailis Studios. She offers in-
person and online acting/audition coaching to aspiring and established
actors, theater classes and workshops, guest directing and meditation