Introduction to Improv

Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could join in? Want to learn how to think on your feet and let your imagination work it's way into a scene? Join us for this free introductory workshop that will get you hooked into all that Improv has to offer.

From wikipedia:
Improv is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script.

We'll start with some basic "rules" of improv including understanding what the "4th wall" is all about and the one word that can absolutely kill a scene. We'll then continue with some improv games that help us to learn to listen and trust the people we are working with.

This is a no pressure class but be prepared to participate! It's OK if you never acted before or don't think you can think fast and make up things as you go along. This isn't like stand up comedy -- it doesn't have to be funny :-) 


Meetup Hours
10:00am - noon

About David Oshima
A web developer by day, David likes, rather needs, a way to express some creativity on a daily basis to keep his sanity and humor. As a kid, he was a fan of lego, tinker toys, lincoln logs, erector sets, capsela, balsa wood, and anything he could make out of tape and cardboard. To be honest, he's still into all of those things. David is also a founding member of Hawaii's first Improv Comedy Troupe, Loose Screws in 1993. 

About the Creative Juice Bar
It's a place where you get together with other people searching for a creative outlet, to perfect a new skill, or to just join in some fun, community learning. 

Want to be a Master Creative Juicer?
Despite the moniker, all you need to become a Master Creative Juicer (MCJ for short) is a desire to share some of your projects or knowledge to a class of hungry students. You don't have to be an expert or have a certain degree, just the motivation and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. If interested, we want to talk to you. Please email us at [masked] or call us at[masked]-8463.

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Parking
Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway.

Map to help you find us: http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj
Kleverdog Coworking is located in a small street between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.

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  • Kelly L.

    less inhibitions, more improv! i learned some essentials to help me get there. thanks david, for guiding newbies like me. more please!

    August 26

  • Lynda T.

    Great. I enjoyed it. Learned a lot. Creative juices were able to flow. Didn't know you were taking photos. Maybe I was not listening. Thanks

    August 25

  • David O.

    Thank you all for coming -- it was fun to watch the scenes unfold and see people try new things!

    The 5 Rules of Improv have been uploaded. Click on the More > Files link in the navigation above.

    1 · August 23

  • Laura L L.

    Sounds like fun...already have a family event planned.

    August 7

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