"You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident?
Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail."

-Emma Stone, Actress (La La Land)

What Is Improv?

Applied Improv - Applying the principles and values of improvised theatre to our own personal and professional lives through participating in improv games and exercises. Applied Improv focuses on the how (exercises) of improv, rather than the what (performance).

Improv is...

  • Improvised theatre (there is no script)

  • Stories that are discovered and created in the moment

  • Exciting and surprising

  • Freeing and liberating

  • Challenging and rewarding

  • Supportive

Principles of Improv...

  • Say "Yes, and..."

  • Listen.. and respond

  • Be in the moment

  • Follow your impulses

  • Make your partner look good

  • Embrace failure and mistakes

  • Choose curiosity over judgement

There are so many positive effects of improv...

You laugh and unleash your creativity in an unthreatening and fun way. You get to know people better, learn to build on each other's ideas and practice problem-solving skills. You learn to trust each other as well as your own creative instincts. You build confidence and discover the joys of letting something unfold without having a plan.

Most of all, you learn about yourself.

 


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