(see upcoming improv workshops listed below!)
The Hamazons enjoying sharing the fun and creative process of improv! In our improv workshops we begin by creating a safe environment so students can feel comfortable to take risks and make mistakes. Through ensemble building games we create a net of safety and fun.
We have experience in teaching all age groups from children to adults and combinations therein.
We can design a workshop to fit your specific needs. Through improv games, exercises and laughter, individuals and groups will find new ways of interacting and having fun. For instance, here are some of the dynamic points that improv brings to the forefront:
- Make positive choices and statements.
- Mistakes can be gifts.
- Make your partner look good.
- Follow your instincts.
- Be changed.
- Keep your promises.
- Move into the future.
- Conflict doesn’t need to be brought in, (it will find its own way!).
- Pay attention. Watch. Listen.
The Hamazons can help you find the path to your spontaneity and self-discovery. When you’re having a good time you can take the risks that will further your creativity!
Improv 1 – with Eve Smyth 5 weeks starting Feb. 21 – March 21, Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm
This workshop will cover some of the basics of improv as well as focusing on specific improv skills. Great for beginners, also good for improvisers who want to brush up their basics, workout those improv muscles, or focus and hone certain areas. You’ll tap into your imagination and spontaneity in a safe, playful, and supportive environment. Most importantly – it’ll be fun! Come play, it’s good for you.
Cost: $100. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment information.
Improv 1+ with Eve Smyth 8 weeks starting Jan. 29 – Mar. 19, Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
What comes next? For people who already have some foundational experience in improv – this class moves beyond the basics, working deeper into scene work, character development, and bringing the narrative. Upping your game, and always keeping the fun factor high.
Cost: $160. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to email@example.com for registration and payment information.
Improv Wisdom Study Group (part one) – with Cil Stengel 7 weeks starting Oct 8 – Nov 19 Mondays 6:00 – 8:00
The book Improv Wisdom by Patricia Ryan Madson is the inspiration for this class where we will explore how improv tools and concepts can be applied to your real life and the magic that happens when you “say YES.” With a fusion of skill-building exercises, improvisation and discussion, the course will be a rich experience for adults—all levels welcome.
COST: $140 Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment information.