May 21 - June 25

Improv Level 1 Workshop!

Improv Level 1 Workshop!

A 6 week intro-level course culminating in a student showcase right here on the main stage at The Fort!
Every Saturday from 2-5 pm
Led by Bart Sumner!


About Bart: Bart is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Theatre Arts. He is a professional actor (SAG/AFTRA) and award-winning improv performer/teacher who has appeared on TV, in film, on stage and at some of the finest comedy clubs in the country. Bart has over 25 years of expertise in improvisational acting and teaching. He has performed and taught for Groundlings East and Gotham City Improv in New York City, and The LA Connection Comedy Club in Los Angeles. Bart has called Grand Rapids home since 2012 and has performed regularly at GRCT and other venues around town since. He is the author of the book HEALING IMPROV: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF TO LAUGHTER and is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter at grief conferences, using improv workshops to help those struggling on a grief journey. Bart loves seeing the effect improv has on students, and seeing the “light turn on” when they experience the power of “Yes, and…” both on stage, and in their everyday lives.

Limited to 20 students per course

Led by Bart Sumner this class begins Saturday May 21st and runs for 6 weeks and culminates in an improv showcase on the main stage at the Comedy Fort starring YOU!

Reserve your spot with this link HERE

A 6 week intro-level course culminating in a student showcase right here on the main stage at The Fort!
Every Saturday from 2-5 pm
Led by Bart Sumner!


About Bart: Bart is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Theatre Arts. He is a professional actor (SAG/AFTRA) and award-winning improv performer/teacher who has appeared on TV, in film, on stage and at some of the finest comedy clubs in the country. Bart has over 25 years of expertise in improvisational acting and teaching. He has performed and taught for Groundlings East and Gotham City Improv in New York City, and The LA Connection Comedy Club in Los Angeles. Bart has called Grand Rapids home since 2012 and has performed regularly at GRCT and other venues around town since. He is the author of the book HEALING IMPROV: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF TO LAUGHTER and is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter at grief conferences, using improv workshops to help those struggling on a grief journey. Bart loves seeing the effect improv has on students, and seeing the “light turn on” when they experience the power of “Yes, and…” both on stage, and in their everyday lives.

Limited to 20 students per course