Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)

The Sandler Center Foundation is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Armed Services Arts Partnership’s comedy workshops in Hampton Roads. Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) helps veterans, service members, and military families reintegrate into their communities through the arts. The programs provide arts-based solutions to address reintegration-related challenges for veterans.

ASAP draws on its programmatic expertise and art partners such as the Sandler Center Foundation to host approximately 35 classes and workshops and 16 performances for the Hampton Roads community. Collectively, these initiatives will directly serve 200+ veterans, service members, and military families and reach an estimated 2,500+ audience members annually.

All Hampton Roads Comedy Bootcamp and Operation Improv classes are held at the Sandler Center and are free to participants. Each of these six-week classes culminates in a graduation event during which the students perform for a public audience.

Below is a list of offered classes through June 2019:

Comedy Bootcamp Class Sessions:

  • Summer 2018 (meets weekly July 14 – August 18), graduation performance August 25th
  • Fall 2018 (meets weekly September 8 – October 20), graduation performance October 27th
  • Spring 2019 (meets weekly March 16 – April 27, except March 23), graduation performance May 4th
  • For more information about ASAP’s Comedy classes, click here.

Operation Improv Class Sessions:

  • Fall 2018 (meets weekly September 8 – October 20), graduation performance October 26th
  • Spring 2019 (meets weekly March 16 – April 27, except March 23), graduation performance May 3rd
  • For more information about ASAP’s Improv classes, click here.

For additional information about participation, please contact Valeri Smith at Armed Services Arts Partnership.