NO CLASS FEB. 8. Show date on Sunday, March 13. Students will strengthen improv skills and work toward performing a showcase in front of an invited audience. Classes will focus on creating strong characters, making and committing to choices, telling compelling stories, and collaboration. Completion of Improv Essentials is required or permission of the instructor. INSTRUCTOR KEELY KIRK began her improv career with Mental Floss, a Miami-based improv/sketch troupe. She went on to be a principle performer for over 10 years with Laughing Gas Comedy Improv – Miami’s longest- running improv theater company. Keely relocated to the epicenter for improv, Chicago, and trained with iO (formerly Improv Olympics) and Second City. Currently Keely teaches, develops and delivers fun, fast-paced, interactive training and unforgettable events using theater improvisation techniques. She has provided team building workshops for businesses, law firms, accounting firms, schools, as well as numerous Fortune 500 companies. She consults with businesses and training facilities in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area. In addition to teaching, Keely also performs with various improv groups around the country.