Your students take center stage to create exciting and unforgettable moments using nothing but their imaginations. Chris Espinosa XYZ, arts integrated teaching artist, improv-storyteller, and author, uses improv comedy to sharpen creativity, develop critical thinking skills, and inspire students to write a narrative or expository, and perform it! Espinosa’s five-day residencies and workshops motivate students to write in class and for ‘The Test.’ Even reluctant writers will want to write! Chris has implemented over 100 residencies (2,000+ classroom hours) and helped thousands of elementary and middle school students write their stories and essays. Many of the schools that hosted his program experienced higher test scores. His Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills-based lessons focus on ideas, voice, and word choice; he adapts his program to support the writing methods in your classrooms. Chris is an author of two books; completed improv training from an original member of the Groundlings; founded two improv comedy groups; and traveled as an improv-storyteller for a live cotton-tail bunny and a robot dog. ‘Chris Espinosa provided an engaging week of writing‚ĶHis exuberant personality hooked the fourth-grade students…The connections we made with him and the artistry we experienced have left a lasting impression.’ Kimberly Paul, Basswood Elementary (Keller, Texas). Photo provided by artist.

Additional information



Contact name

Chris Espinosa

Contact address

2104 Old York Dr. Keller TX 76248

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Public performance

$550 – $1050

School performance

$550 – $1050

Workshop fees

$1850 – $3500

Travel per diem lodging

$100 – $300




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, Schools

School audiences

Elementary, Middle

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