“Got your back!” – it’s a phrase popular among improv teams, because while it can be nerve-wracking to make up scenes on the spot, knowing your teammates will support brings confidence. The theory is, if you make your partners look good and they operate under the same guideline, you will never fail. There are no mistakes, just gifts! The same theory applies offstage; when you build trust among coworkers, classmates, and teams, everyone feels more open to collaborate. In this class, practice the fundamentals of improvisation with a focus on supporting your partners. You’ll play games, perform short scenes, and work with your teammates to discover characters, themes, and your comedic voice. Get out of your head, trust your instincts, and listen to your partners for inspiration. 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+.
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 prefer a sign language interpreter, 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.
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