Monday, November 13th | 7:00PM-9:00PM | Beginner Comedy Improv: Keep Calm and ‘Yes, And’ On

Have you watched Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I can do that!” If you’ve ever wanted to try comedy improv, this class is for you. This workshop covers the fundamentals of improvisation, including agreement (saying “yes, and”), teamwork, and character work. Students will play theatre games and perform short scenes, making everything up on the spot. They'll also learn how to get out of their head, trust their instincts, and explore their comedic voice. This workshop has a specific emphasis on practicing how to stay in the moment in scenes by listening and reacting to your partner. 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 is open to all levels of experience.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place at Focus Theater, located on the 3rd floor of Sibley Square at 260 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604Free parking is available around Sibley Square after 6pm.

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). Focus Theater is accessible by elevator.

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, 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.

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