Summer Sessions: exact dates TBD
9:00 am-4:00 pm daily
Goof, Gather and Grow is a workshop-based program for girls, trans and non binary youth aged 8-14 with a focus on comedy, goofiness, social justice and community. Stand-up comedy has been the main focus and in Summer 2021 the workshop was co-facilitated by the hilarious NYC comics, Fareeha Khan and Nadia Pinder. Still sorting out the details for summer 2023 sessions, but they will be equally awesome!! We are expanding the program to include improv comedy and comic book writing workshops in addition to stand-up!
Stand Up Workshop
Through writing prompts, group exercises, and individual attention campers work on original stand-up material with the guidance of comedy coaches and mentors.
Fareeha Khan is a comedian and artist based in New York City. She is featured on an upcoming Comedy Central showcase "Tight Five", has toured her stand up with Man Repeller, and has opened for Ilana Glazer. Her writing has appeared on MTV Decoded and Reductress. She’s acted in sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central. She’s also acted in several indie projects, including 1/30, which was executive produced by Lena Waithe. She was a writers assistant on After After Party, a Refinery29 produced digital show in 2018. In 2017 she was chosen to participate in the Riot x TBS Comedy Writers Lab. In her free time, she makes zines with essays and illustrations exploring the realities of existing in a capitalist system.
Every day campers get together with a social justice facilitator to have a group conversation. Conversation topics include gender identity and pronoun preferences, anti-racism, current events and social unrest. The conversations are meant to expand our ways of thinking, gain other perspectives on sensitive topics and to practice speaking openly and with respect.
What a typical day might look like
9:00-9:30 Arrive/Circle up
9:30-10:30 Art project and group games
10:30-11:00 Social Justice group conversation
11:00-12:00 Dance Party!
12:00-1:00 Lunch at McGolrick Park
1:00-4:00 Stand-up Workshop