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Teen Improv


with Miranda Palmer

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Eight weeks of improv.  

March  8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 19, 

May 10, 17 

There will not be class on April 12 & 26, and May 3. 


What is improv?  Improvisation is a type of theatre where most or all that is performed is unplanned, unscripted, and spontaneous.  

Our Teen Improv Class teaches the basic of Improv through games, drills, and scenes in a supportive and non-competitive environment.  Participants in our Teen Improv Class also have the opportunity to perform with our Teen Improv Group, The Unmanageables, and open for our adult Improv Group, Battle Moose.

All students should dress for movement. It is preferred that students not wear open toed shoes, e.g. sandals or flip flops. 

Shakespeare in the Park


with Cindi Calhoun

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Hello, BlackBox Family!

Shakespeare in the Park/Twelfth Night was delayed a week. Now, out of an abundance of caution, we're going to officially start the class April 4, and perform the weekend of May 16. We want to be smart, be safe, and act in the best interests of our community.

When we start our class on April 4, be ready to jump into a full Shakespeare production class - how to read it, speak it, act it, and all-around play with it. And we're going to have fun!

As always, thank you so much for your support of BlackBox and our mission for the community.




For teens 13 to 19.

A shipwreck, separated twins, love triangles, lowbrow pranks, and a Fool.  Shakespeare's Twelfth Night satirizes how the world can be topsy-turvy when the servants are in charge.

Join us for our Shakespeare in the Park workshop where actors will learn techniques of Shakespearean acting, including understanding and using the language, creating characters, and incorporating body work.  Actors will also develop skills of blocking, projection, and breath support to effectively present a play in an outdoor venue.  The workshop will end with performing Tweflth Night in the Park behind BlackBox.

Workshops begin March 7, and run from 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays.  Performance dates are April 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 2pm. 

For questions please email Tiffany McQueen at


Teen Summer Camp 2020


with Cindi Calhoun

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

The BlackBox Foundation is proud to announce our Teen Summer Camp for 2020.  Campers will be cast in an all teen production of Monty Python's Spamalot that will be performed in front of audiences at the end of camp on June 12 & 13. In addition to play rehearsals campers will attend workshops in stage acting, singing, choreography, and improv.

"Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”"

AGES:  13-19  

Where:  Pence Center at Central Arizona College

When:  June 1-June 13  

Time:  Week one:  Mon-Thurs 9:00am to 4:00pm

           Week two:  Mon- Thurs 9:00am to 4:00pm

           Dress Rehearsal Thursday, June 11 time TBA

           Performances Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13 at 7pm

Campers will need to bring their own lunch, water, and snacks.  Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing made for movement. 

Registration   $100.00

For questions please contact Tiffany McQueen at

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $37.50, paid every four weeks.

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