What if I’m not funny?
It really doesn’t matter. In improv the humour comes from the situations and honest responses, not clever or funny ‘jokes’. And offstage, it’s really not necessary.
Is improv really helpful?
Improvisers are keen communicators. In order to perform a successful improv scene on stage, there are several skills being utilized at one time. Improv performers have spent years toning their listening and focus muscles, and over time these skills become habitual. In business, the skills that are not practiced often are the ones that are most needed in moments that are critical to success. Sales people practice pitches until they can say them in their sleep, never even considering how they might connect best with the person they are pitching to.
But I’m shy!
That’s not technically a question, but I’ll answer anyway. No problem. Improv is a great way for overcoming shyness, because rather than giving you one thing to talk about, or do, or a place to meet people, it actually gives you the soft skills you need in order to overcome your shyness.
What are the classes like?
Each evening class is 2.5 hours long and includes physical and verbal warm-ups, games, exercises, relevant theory and debriefing. Through playfulness, fun and laughter, we explore the world of improvisation (mostly offstage), to learn new approaches to life and work, handle mistakes and develop our resilience.
For custom workshops and trainings, they can be as long as you want, and cover the topics of your choice. Get in touch with your requests.