This class is for all skill levels.Agenda:4:15 pm - check-in and meet your classmates4:30 pm - class part 16:00 pm - bathroom break6:15 - 7:30 pm - class part 2Why Improv?Improv helps people:- Listen and be present- Tap into creativity- Be better communicators- Celebrate making mistakes and be more resilient- Gracefully deal with uncertainty- Make your partners look good and collaborate more effectivelyYES AND in addition to being useful, improv is fun!Areas of Focus:- Listening and noticing (with all senses)- Saying Yes (getting out of your own way and your partner's way)- Spontaneity- Yes And- Having FunYou Will Learn:- Foundation principles of improv (e.g. YES AND, happy healthy well, being present, eye contact and listening, making your partner look good, accepting mistakes and how they can be gifts, being obvious, etc.)- Fun improv games that improve listening skills, teamwork and communication- Improv games that you can teach to your team, friends and family!Who Should Attend (audience)Anyone who wants to try improv, play games and have fun!What kinds of people attend?- Actors who want to be more in the moment and flexible on set- Directors and writers looking for a creativity boost- Developers / Engineers- Data Scientists- Founders and executives- Graphic Designers- Product Managers- Writers- etc.- all kinds of people from all walks of life are welcome to participate :)What to Wear:- workout attire (athletic shoes, sweatpants/trackpants and t-shirts) is recommended but business casual also works
Location Details: Our class is in the room called "the Grotto" in the lower level of Sports Basement Bryant St.
Class Donations Accepted:- Donations ($20 to $50) are encouraged but not required. We accept cash or Venmo @jaredpolivkaMissionErica and Jared's mission is to:- spread the joy of improv to underrepresented groups- help people realize that they are storytellers who are interesting to watch and listen to- help people get back in touch with their natural presence- share knowledge, technique and tools to sharpen storytelling skills and build confidenceAbout the Teachers: Erica and JaredErica AndersonNaturally curious and a bit zany. Erica was born and raised, passionate about acting. Erica’s passion for acting, transitioned into a mutual love for improv and producing comedic YouTube videos, during, her mid-twenties life crisis.Erica is a graduate of BATS improv and Upright Citizen Brigade; and trains weekly with, improvisor, Tim Orr. Erica is involved in an all-women’s improv troupe - Smarty Pants. Erica is deeply inspired to spread the joy of improv to help others discover the masterful storyteller that they are.Erica's social media ->- YouTube Craziness found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/survivingaustralia
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamericaaaaaa/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/chEricaAndersonJared
PolivkaA recovering workaholic, Jared Polivka rediscovered his childhood love for story in Rebecca Stockley’s improv class. Jared’s mission is to serve others and make great art while living a light-hearted, present, empathetic, kind and responsible life.Jared is a graduate of BATS Improv; he has also studied improv with Stephen Kearin, Joe Bill and Aretha Sills. Jared has studied acting at the American Conservatory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Jared currently trains improv with Tim Orr, acting with Richard Seyd and acting with Stan Roth.Jared's social media ->- Writings here: https://medium.com/@jaredpolivka
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredpolivka/
- Rarely used Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaredpolivka