(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 Cil Stengel 6 weeks starting Oct. 16 – Nov. 20, Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00pm
This six-week class for adults will get you on your feet and playing as we cover the basic concepts of improvisation. Here’s a chance to spread your wings with a cohesive group in a supportive environment. Teamwork and fun will be at the forefront as we learn these valuable new skills together.
Cost: $140 Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to email@example.com for registration and payment information.
Improv 2: Intermediate – with Eve Smyth 10 weeks starting Sept 17 – Nov. 19, Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
For people who already have foundational experience in improv – this class moves beyond the basics – working out those improv muscles, honing those skills. Moving deeper into scene work, character development, and bringing the narrative. Upping your game, and always keeping the fun factor high.
Cost: $200. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment information.
Afternoon Improv! – A series of six workshops for adults, all levels of experience welcome. Fridays, Starting Oct 11 1:30 – 4:00, in Ashland
Oct 11—Offer and Accept. Location: Ashland Library Gresham Room (Instructor: Cil Stengel)
Oct 18—Listening. Location: Ashland Library Gresham Room (Instructor: Cil Stengel)
Oct 25 – Status. Location: Bellview Grange (Instructor: Cil Stengel)
Nov 1—Space/Object. Location: Bellview Grange (Instructor: Kyndra Laughery)
Nov 8 – Objectives! Location: Ashland Library Gresham Room (Instructor: Cil Stengel)
Nov 15—Stories and Scenes. Location: Ashland Library Gresham Room (Instructor: Cil Stengel)
Cost: $30 each. Sign up for all six for $150 Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
Write to email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Improv Wisdom Study Group – with Cil Stengel – dates coming in January!
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: $tba Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and payment information.
We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, feel free to contact us if you’re interested in hearing about upcoming classes.