local artist to host improv class in Hinsdale

Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:35AM

The Hinsdale Community Center, along with theatre artist Paige Lussier Johnson, will present “Saying “Yes, And!” an Improv class to begin on Wed. Sept. 5 at the Hinsdale Community Center, 19 Main St., Hinsdale.

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. It is fun and requires no memorization or theatrical training. All ages welcome. Any participants under 18 are asked to have parent/guardian permission. This class is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the joy of improvisation. Every week we will play in a safe and positive environment with group exercises and scene work. Class begins Wednesday Sept. 5, and runs every Wednesday for six weeks. Class is $125 for the entire series or $25 per class in cash at the door. Scholarships are available thanks to the Hinsdale Community Center. For information on the class or to inquire about scholarships please call Matt Palmer at (603) 336-5726.

The class will be lead by Paige Lussier Johnson. Originally from Connecticut, she received her BA from Keene State College in theater and moved to NYC in 2002. Johnson is an actress with 20 plus years of training and acting in Connecticut, New York City and abroad. She has studied acting with The National Theater Conservatory in Denver, Colo., Meisner with James Price, Shakespeare at The American Globe and is a graduate of THE PIT (People’s Improv Theatre) with Ali Farahnakian. She has performed improv, stand-up and sketch comedy all over New York City and New England.