Have you wanted to try comedy improvisation, but your nerves seem to get in the way? Or are you an experienced player whose nerves have led you to rely on default characters to be sure you get laughs? It’s okay! Anxiety is a good thing in improv when you learn how to channel it into your scene work. When you allow yourself to be vulnerable, you open the door to realistic scenes where the funny comes naturally. In this class, you will play warm-up games, improv exercises, and short scenes that will boost your confidence on stage. You will learn how to make strong initiations, trust your instincts, and take risks with your characters and ideas. By getting out of your comfort zone, you will play through your fears and stop judging yourself. 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.
This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester NY 14607.
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.
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