By saying one simple word – “yes” – you can transform a blank stage into scenes filled with characters, objects, and ideas, all made up on the spot. Sometimes, an unusual thing happens in one of these scenes, and a pattern develops. Think about the classic I Love Lucy scene where Lucy and Ethel struggle to wrap chocolates as the conveyer belt speeds up. They hide candies in their dresses, hats, and mouths. This is called the game of the scene – a pattern of unusual happenings.
If you are a veteran improviser or you want to try improv for the first time, this class is for you. Learning how to recognize and play the game makes for stronger, funnier scenes. Through warm-up exercises, theater games, and short scenes, students will work with their improv partners to create characters and places, while discovering the games that develop. Students will get out of their head, trust their instincts, and explore their 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 is open to all levels of experience.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
This class will take place online through Zoom. Links to Zoom classes are sent out by 5pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.
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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