"The improviser’s skills use emotion, action and imagination to produce a story, characters, props — and a world — out of thin air. This creative experience is powerfully satisfying to the brain, which feasts on the activity and the joy of discovering moments and scenes that range from wildly comic to wonderfully compelling. The process of brain-to-brain and social-emotional interaction makes improvisation training uniquely effective for strengthening the capacity to cope with uncertainty, manage anxiety and boost the creative thinking that is so essential to navigating an increasingly complex world." The Mental Health Benefits Of Improv
Improv is producing something onstage from little more than a suggestion and your own imagination.
There is technique that can help you be great at it! (We teach that!)
For actors, acting is all about reacting-responding naturally to what has been said or done onstage. Since acting is reacting, there is nothing that will build your acting skills faster than improv.
Classes are lead and taught by long time sag/aftra union actress, award winning short filmmaker, producer, screenwriter,
- Multiple DatesTue, Jan 11ZoomRich shares insights and techniques from his 20+ years experience in late night TV (SNL, MADtv, Key & Peele, The Tonight Show) and from having written five resident company shows for Second City in Chicago. Students will learn how to write jokes, how to write blackouts, how to brainstorm and pitch.