Susan Snider has an extensive Improv background. She was trained by and performed at the Player’s Workshop of Second City in Chicago. She also did scripted theatre and Shakespeare in the Park, as well as movies and television. Locally, Susan attended Vancouver Film School and has performed at the Upfront Theatre. Previously Susan was the Children’s Educational Director and teacher at the Upfront Theatre in Bellingham.
Most recently Susan has been the Improv Club Advisor at Fairhaven Middle School and has advised projects or taught improv at Whatcom Middle School, Happy Valley Elementary, Bellingham High School, Squalicum High School and Sehome High School.
Susan's teen group, Minor Infraction travelled to Chicago in April 2007 for the Chicago Improv Festival and then made history in October by performing in the Chicago Teen Improv Festival.
They were taped by Fox and had many agents in attendance. Recently 5 members were asked to audition for a Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin production from agents who saw their Chicago performance!
PIE has also performed for charity benefits including Womencare Shelter, Catch the Son and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Whatcom Land Title, City Club, Cordata Community Day, Royal Family Kids Camp and other upcoming events to be announced.
If you would like PIE Improv to perform at your event or teach improv, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan is dedicated to teaching children of all ages the art and skills of improv, in a fun and safe environment!! PIE Improv is devoted to giving back to the community that enriches and informs us in the art of improv and life!
Here's what parents are saying about Susan and PIE Improv:
"Susan has a such a way with kids! Her mannerisms are always joyful, firm, respectful and, most of all, fun!" Terry G
"Getting Funny is only of the many skills my children are developing at PIE Improv. Self-confidence, story-telling, articulation, physical and verbal communication on so many levels....Susan's personal connection with each child and unflagging enthusiasm for her art combined with her ability to make every class FUN creates an experience that my children would not miss." Ronna R
"PIE Improv has been a fantastic opportunity for Caitlin. It has provided her opportunity for creativity, drama, thinking on her feet, group dynamics that just don't happen other places and increased her confidence hugely. Susan's enthusiasm for improv together with her acting experience, love for kids and for working with kids is the perfect recipe for a superior experience in improv in Bellingham" Cyndy H
"Susan puts her all into each class. The kids are having so much fun that they often don't realize they are learning valuable skills in presentation, thinking on their feet, creativity and confidence." Peg W.
"Susan provides a fun, safe and hilariously creative outlet for all of that youthful humor and energy. Plus, each imaginative six-week session is topped off with a fabulous live performance." Kristi B.
"I cannot say enough about how much Susan has done for my kids. My 11 year old daughter and 17 year old son get to express themselves in a safe, fun environment." Tammy M
"Susan is fun, creative, has a fantastic imagination, is patient, in charge, provides positive feedback, and is a great teacher." Tonya