The fundamental rule of improvisation is saying "yes, and." It sounds simple, but sometimes our inclination is to say no or to ask a question. "Yes" can transform your conversations and your scene work. In this class, you and your teammates will use “yes, and” to turn a blank stage into scenes filled with objects and characters, all made up on the spot. You will begin to meet the infinite number of characters that exist within you by making strong physical, vocal, and emotional choices. You will get out of your head, trust your instincts, and explore your comedic voice. Not only is improv fun, but it is also a tool for life: it can make you a better listener, public speaker, and creative thinker.
Please note: This class requires prior improvisation experience, including but not limited to six Rochester Brainery improv classes or equivalent.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.Location:
This class will take place indoors at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, or will be attending class with an aide please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher: Megan Mack is an improviser, sketch comedy writer, and television and radio producer. She is a graduate of the Conservatory and Writing programs at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto, and has studied with Jimmy Carrane, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, and T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. Megan performs with the sketch comedy troupe Thank You Kiss and with the long form improv teams Two Fat Ladies and Monstrosity. She has coached Left for Dead, an improv team of performers ages 50+, since 2011.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.