"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).
Improvised theatre (there is no script)
Stories that are discovered and created in the moment
Exciting and surprising
Freeing and liberating
Challenging and rewarding
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