BYOI's Youth Collective Program

Encourage and discover your teenager’s creativity with BYOI’s teen improv workshops at the Warwick Center for the Arts. Our experienced instructors will teach your youth the fundamentals of improvisational comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Perfect for aspiring actors and comedians, our workshops are designed to help teens build confidence, improve their communication skills, make some friends, and have a blast! Sign up today and discover their comedic potential with BYOI’s Youth Collective program.

The Youth Collective meets every Friday at 6:30 pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts. For each eight-week session, youth take four weeks of workshops followed immediately by four weeks of shows. This two-month session may be repeated as many times as the youth would like until they age out. Each group will be evaluated on their skills in the first workshop, and that will determine the level of skills they will learn in that session.

Youth must be between the ages of 13 and 18, and no previous experience is required. Parental permission is required. The $245 fee must be paid in order to hold a youth’s spot. The workshops include lessons, the shows, a t-shirt, and free admission to the 8:00 pm shows for participants.

WCFA Members may purchase the workshops at a rate of $195. Memberships are $45 for an individual and $65 for a family of four. To become a member, visit:
https://warwickcfa.org/membership/

Current Open Workshops

2024 Workshops

  • Session 1 – February 2nd to March 22nd
  • Session 2 – April 5th to May 24th
  • Session 3 – June 7th to August 2nd (Skip July 5th) – SOLD OUT
  • Session 4 – August 9th to September 27th
  • Session 5 – October 11th to November 29th

If a workshop is full, please contact us to see about being placed on the waiting list.

BYOI Youth Collective Workshop

Come & Play Workshops - Adult Improv & Acting

This is a workshop for every level of talent or those who want to remember what it was like to play. The workshops will be open-form and constantly evolving depending on the attendees’ skills and needs as artists or aspiring artists. Each workshop may offer something different, but all will be a fun space to experiment, challenge yourself, and, most importantly, play!

Based on the attendees and their needs, skills, and topics, that may include acting skills and techniques, improv comedy, or even Shakespeare and Comedia Dell’Arte, if that is what the group wants.

The workshops will be designed to assess each attendee’s skills and create a space for them to grow in a fun and supportive environment.

Come to as many workshops as you want; the monthly fee covers all meeting times listed in the “Dates Breakdown” section.

Come and play!

Current Open Workshops

2024 Workshops

  • Sundays in July – 10:30 am – $125
  • Tuesdays in July – 6:30 pm – $125
  • Sundays in August – 10:30 am – $125
  • Tuesdays in August – 6:30 pm – $125

WCFA Members may purchase the workshops at a rate of $95. Memberships are $45 for an individual and $65 for a family of four. To become a member, visit:
https://warwickcfa.org/membership/