Over The Counter Improv

Over The Counter Improv

Paul Marks has worked at more than 40 CMS schools providing a unique style of improv that not only engages the students in a fun and creative form of self-expression but adheres to the North Carolina Essential Standards.

Whether Paul is working with elementary, middle, or high school students, his

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Program description

Regardless of a child’s age, our philosophy of interactive hands on learning that engages the students in a fun and active role in the classroom coincides directly with the Common Core Standards and 21st Century skills of Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration. Nothing in improv will work without oral and nonverbal communication, working as a member of a team,


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Program Detail

Program type: Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Any date is fine

Available times:

10:00am until 3:30pm

Length of program: 60-90/ 1- 1.5 hours
Space / technical requirements:

Media center, Gym, or classroom. Just need space for students to be able to move freely.


Any school is fine

Fees / Ticketing:

200.00 per session.


NC Standard Course of Study:


NC Essential Standards:



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Monday, May 16, 2011 Paul Marks, dba: OTC Improv offers a fun-packed, hands-on educational opportunity for school-aged children. Mr. Marks’ demonstrations and coaching brings the actor/actress out of every child. This program is filled with affirmation as students enact various scenarios. Mr. Marks’ energy and love for creative arts through dramatization is contagious! The teachers had as much fun as the students! I highly recommend Funny Bone Improv to any genre of event planning or student programming. This program can be easily modified for all ages. Sincerely, MeLisa Millner: ASEP Site Coordinator, Providence Spring Elementary School

Cancellation Policy

Must give 2 days notice prior to a scheduled event.