The Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) and King County 4Culture are sponsoring a free Youth Improv Workshop on November 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Big Star Performing Arts Studio. Courtesy photo

The Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) and King County 4Culture are sponsoring a free Youth Improv Workshop on November 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Big Star Performing Arts Studio. Courtesy photo

Free youth improv class comes to the Valley

SAC and 4Culture are sponsoring a free youth improv workshop on Nov. 22, 6-8 p.m.

The arts community in the Valley is growing. At least, according to Snoqualmie Arts Commission (SAC) member Brian Hurley.

SAC and King County 4Culture are sponsoring a free youth improv workshop 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Big Star Performing Arts Studio (8104 Bracken Place SE in Snoqualmie).

With the funding from 4Culture, Hurley said Big Star Performing Arts Studio was one of the first places that came to mind. Hurley’s 5-year-old son currently attends a theater class at the studio and greatly enjoys it.

The improv class is open to youth ages 10-18 and will be taught by teaching artist Jeremy Behrens.

Originally from Chicago, Behrens is a Bradley University theater education major who moved to Seattle to work with the Seattle Children’s Theatre. A recent addition to the Big Star teaching team, he directs productions with local schools.

Big Star Performing Arts Studio owner and program director Corey Schwarz, said she was excited when SAC approached her about the free class.

“It’s a great all-ages class,” she said. “It’s so much fun, and it’s something that anyone can do.”

Hurley said he hopes kids who participate will benefit from the free class.

“It’s a fun and interactive activity that any kid can do,” Hurley said.

Overall, Hurley said the Snoqualmie Valley is “lucky.”

“We have a vibrant arts community and it keeps growing,” he said.

For more information about the youth improv workshop go online to bigstarstudios.com. For more information, contact Corey Schwarz via email at info@bigstarstudios.com.

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