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CSA_2014-15_MasterClasses_IMPROV_FacebookCover_Rev051014IMPROV | AUG 8-9, 2014

Registration Deadline Extended:  July 31

Circle School of the Arts is launching a NEW series of community master classes for the 2014-15 school year. The master classes will be taught be professionals in the field and are open to all incoming 7th-12th graders in Central Florida. There is no requirement for students attending our master classes to be enrolled in Circle Theatre classes or Circle Christian School. These classes are purposefully designed to allow open access to young, Christian actors seeking excellence in their training regardless of their school affliation or ability level.

We are thrilled to have Dave and Morgan Russell return to Circle Theatre as instructors in our Improv Master Class.  From two founding members of the SAK Comedy Lab comes an intensive workshop in improv creativity. A weekend immersion into the foundations of improvisation that launched the successful SAK Comedy Lab and its improv training institute, SAK University. Participants will learn everything from the basics of “Yes, and” and “No Blocking,” to quick and creative scene building, and most especially, trust and support for your fellow improvisers. Special emphasis will be placed on creating and playing together, offering choices that make for easy, successful and fun scene building, and making your partner look good (which in turn will make you look good). Everyone will enjoy a supportive, encouraging and spirit filled experience in a safe and creative environment.

WHEN: Friday, August 8h (4pm to 8pm) & Saturday, August 9th (9am to 12pm)

WHERE: Metro Church | Winter Springs

COST: $25 registration fee (due July 31st) & $75 Class Fee

To register on-line click here.

Fees may be paid via credit card through a secure PayPal link at or through the Circle office. If you use the online link, be sure to indicate the name of the class in the comments box to ensure that you are registered for the correct class. The registration process is not complete until all necessary forms and fees are submitted.

Circle Theatre Company has been recognized by the Central Florida community for its commitment to excellence and was recently named the BEST THEATRE GROUP by the Orlando A-List. It has produced over fifty quality, family-friendly shows and will be featured in an upcoming episode of PBS Artisodes. Circle Theatre Company’s graduates have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and have been accepted into prestigious universities across the US and the World.

IMPROV | Master Class Instructors

MorganRussell_HeadshotMorgan Russell – Morgan Russell is a founding member of the SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, FL as an improv performer, actor and teaching artist. She is a graduate of Rollins College, she also attended the Midsummer in Oxford program, a joint venture of the British American Drama Academy (BADA) and the Yale School of Drama. She has co-directed eight productions with Shakespeare With Heart at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet at Circle. While living in Los Angeles she and other TheatreSportsTM members created Shakespeare Unscripted and here in Orlando, The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare at SAK Comedy Lab. She has appeared in the Orlando tradition of Dicken’s by Candlelight since 1999 and was part of the warehouse version of OTP’s A Christmas Carol. She performs with Disney’s World Showcase Players and recently appeared in Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of Nicholas Nickelby. She is currently Director of Interactors for UCF’s award winning TeachLivE program.


DaveRussellDavid Russell– David Russell is the President of SAK Theater Co., an entertainment company in Orlando Florida. He is a founding member of and served for 10 years as Artistic Director and Managing Director of the SAK Comedy Lab, a 200 seat comedy improv theater in Downtown Orlando. He is also an entertainment Show Director for Walt Disney World in Orlando. He has served as Show Director for several shows, including the World Showcase Players, Turtle Talk, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Comedy Warehouse and the Adventurers Club. He currently teaches improv and teambuilding, creativity and development workshops for corporate clients and small businesses. He is the author of “Impossible is NOT a Word,” which introduces a personal and professional development program he developed called the Quantum Vision. David travels the country, sharing the message of the Quantum Vision through keynote addresses, public speaking, workshops and as author of the Quantum Vision series.