This a 3 hour improv workout that is about you and your work and you will get up a lot!
Consider it a drop-in dedicated to truthful comedy and effortless improv. Any level welcome and you will be met where you are at.
After a few short warmups we get right to scene work. You will receive personalized feedback and we will work on areas where the group needs work. The scenes will consist of combinations of 2 – 5 people and we will work with a variety of openings.
Small class sizes, more play time, a fun workout!
Bring water, clothing easy to move in, something to take notes, and a yesAND attitude! Show up early to help us start on time! I will re-check the door once, 10 minutes after the class has begun.
What students say:---------------------------------------------------------
“Working with Marcus is a truly inspiring experience. He comes to every class with an amiable zest that makes you want to get down to business. Unlike any other instructor I've worked with, Marcus' instructions and explanations are clear, concise and, most important to the working player, immediately useful.
– Jonathan O.
SF Improvisor/Stand Up Comic
“I am really impressed with Marcus as a teacher. Wrap up knowledge, preparation, enthusiasm, and joy into a package and you’ll have an idea of what it’s like taking a class from him. He’s a huge resource for the Bay Area improv community!”
– Bela E.
“Marcus Sams is not only a gifted improviser, but a gifted coach as well. I have had the pleasure of taking his workshops, drop in classes and regularly working with him as part of a troupe that he directs. He creates a fun and safe environment to learn. He is always willing to take questions and help you best understand concepts. He will push you to be a better performer and has a good eye for assessing what you need to work on to hone your craft. I consider myself lucky to get to work with him. If you get a chance to take a workshop you will not be disappointed and you will be better for it.“
– Erin D.
Leela Performing Improv Ensemble/HR Manager
I, the ticket purchaser/workshop attendee, do hereby submit my application for attendance and participation in said Improv w/Marcus workshop. I fully understand that though the activities performed in the workshop are inherently safe, and when performed properly injuries are rare, there are physical activities involved, and as such, participation includes a minimal risk of injury. I hereby assume full responsibility for any and all damages, injuries, or losses to myself or my property that I may sustain or incur, if any, while attending or participating. I agree to hold harmless and waive my right to all claims against the instructors and or facilities. I consent that any photos taken, video or other, of me in connection with this event can be used for publicity or promotion, and I waive compensation in regard thereto. I understand that the fee for the workshop must be paid in full prior to the beginning of instruction, and if fees are not paid, I may be excluded from participating. If for some reason I am not able to attend this workshop a refund will not be issued unless worked out with the instructor 48 hours before the class start time.
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