What we're about

Creatives assemble! This is a group for anyone interested in learning improvisational acting. Improv is a game-like form of theater where there is no script; everyone makes it up as they go along. It's a lot of fun, and easy to learn.
Everyone is welcome. There is no requirement to be extroverted, or have theater experience. You just be yourself, and come have some fun.

Update 9/17/21: We're six-and-a-half years into this group now, and the group is as active and stable as ever...despite the pandemic. Our culture continues to be our biggest draw. If you can be respectful towards people, you can probably find a fun community home with us.

"Everyone can act. Everyone can improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become stageworthy. We learn through experience and experiencing, and no one teaches anyone anything. . . . ‘Talent’ or ‘lack of talent’ has little to do with it.” - Viola Spolin

"Now there are very few rules to improvisation, but one of the things I was taught early on is that you are not the most important person in the scene. Everybody else is. And if they are the most important people in the scene, you will naturally pay attention to them and serve them. But the good news is you’re in the scene too. So hopefully to them you’re the most important person, and they will serve you. No one is leading, you’re all following the follower, serving the servant. You cannot win improv. And life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along." - Stephen Colbert

Here are some links to familiarize yourself with improv:
Yes, And...5 More Lessons in Improv-ing Collaboration and Creativity (http://www.fastcocreate.com/3042080/yes-and-5-more-lessons-in-improv-ing-collaboration-and-creativity-from-second-city)

10 Life Tips from Improv Class (http://www.humorthatworks.com/learning/10-life-tips-from-improv-class/)

Improv for Anxiety (http://www.beyondanxiety.com/treatment/improv.php)

Bill Murray Technique: How To Improvise Through Anything (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bill-murray-technique-how-improvise-through-anything-tyler-tervooren)

The Health Benefits of Practicing Improv (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/11/25/the-health-benefits-of-practicing-improv)

An Introvert Does Improv (https://medium.com/@benphila/an-introvert-does-improv-381e7d38d222)

A Note About the Group:

Over the course of this group's existence we've had a lot of fun times. We believe that respect for one another is essential to our group's success. It's the glue that keeps us together, and it's why this group has stayed so strong. Humor does not require of us that we make our fellow players uncomfortable by reducing their role to a stereotype (we don't need to gift the women with sexual roles, for instance). We endeavor to keep the atmosphere one where a person of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or basic genes (the way they look, or their weight) can feel comfortable playing with everyone else. Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

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Zoomprov! It's back!

Online event

The county has issued a new directive to shelter-in-place as much as possible to slow the spread of Covid. While our group doesn't meet the threshold of what constitutes a "large" group, I do have the feeling that if we asked Dr. Mase herself she'd have us not meet in person. She asks us to voluntarily stay at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFmAdRAiZg

We will return to the same Zoom address used in the past.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82601429214?pwd=MU5SODRHMlB1TDJBWnRzTW1maVA2QT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: Improv

A Note About the Group:

Over the course of this group's existence, we've had a lot of fun times. We believe that respect for one another is essential to our group's success. It's the glue that keeps us together, and it's why this group has stayed so strong. Humor does not require of us that we make our fellow players uncomfortable by reducing their role to a stereotype (we don't need to gift the women with sexual roles, for instance). We endeavor to keep the atmosphere one where a person of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or basic genes (the way they look, or their weight) can feel comfortable playing with everyone else. Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

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We prefer a perfume/scent-free environment in consideration for our members that have allergies.

Improv in Rohnert Park

5099 Snyder Ln

We are meeting in Rohnert Park this week at the Rancho Grande community's clubhouse. I can let you know the gate code if you need it.

When you enter the community, the clubhouse building will be straight ahead. You can park in the parking lot to the left of the entrance drive.

$5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way.

Covid:
We have talked about it, and we are really anxious to see people in person again, but the circumstance is new. For now, we'd like to exclude unvaccinated people. When we have enough understanding of the risk of including unvaccinated people, we'll re-examine whether we can include these people. We're very sorry about this inconvenience. Next decision date on this subject is to be determined.

A Note About the Group:

Over the course of this group's existence, we've had a lot of fun times. We believe that respect for one another is essential to our group's success. It's the glue that keeps us together, and it's why this group has stayed so strong. Humor does not require of us that we make our fellow players uncomfortable by reducing their role to a stereotype (we don't need to gift the women with sexual roles, for instance). We endeavor to keep the atmosphere one where a person of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or basic genes (the way they look, or their weight) can feel comfortable playing with everyone else. Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

_______________________

We prefer a perfume/scent-free environment in consideration for our members that have allergies.

Improv in Rohnert Park

5099 Snyder Ln

We are meeting in Rohnert Park this week at the Rancho Grande community's clubhouse. I can let you know the gate code if you need it.

When you enter the community, the clubhouse building will be straight ahead. You can park in the parking lot to the left of the entrance drive.

$5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way.

Covid:
We have talked about it, and we are really anxious to see people in person again, but the circumstance is new. For now, we'd like to exclude unvaccinated people. When we have enough understanding of the risk of including unvaccinated people, we'll re-examine whether we can include these people. We're very sorry about this inconvenience. Next decision date on this subject is to be determined.

A Note About the Group:

Over the course of this group's existence, we've had a lot of fun times. We believe that respect for one another is essential to our group's success. It's the glue that keeps us together, and it's why this group has stayed so strong. Humor does not require of us that we make our fellow players uncomfortable by reducing their role to a stereotype (we don't need to gift the women with sexual roles, for instance). We endeavor to keep the atmosphere one where a person of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or basic genes (the way they look, or their weight) can feel comfortable playing with everyone else. Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

_______________________

We prefer a perfume/scent-free environment in consideration for our members that have allergies.

Improv in Rohnert Park

5099 Snyder Ln

We are meeting in Rohnert Park this week at the Rancho Grande community's clubhouse. I can let you know the gate code if you need it.

When you enter the community, the clubhouse building will be straight ahead. You can park in the parking lot to the left of the entrance drive.

$5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way.

Covid:
We have talked about it, and we are really anxious to see people in person again, but the circumstance is new. For now, we'd like to exclude unvaccinated people. When we have enough understanding of the risk of including unvaccinated people, we'll re-examine whether we can include these people. We're very sorry about this inconvenience. Next decision date on this subject is to be determined.

A Note About the Group:

Over the course of this group's existence, we've had a lot of fun times. We believe that respect for one another is essential to our group's success. It's the glue that keeps us together, and it's why this group has stayed so strong. Humor does not require of us that we make our fellow players uncomfortable by reducing their role to a stereotype (we don't need to gift the women with sexual roles, for instance). We endeavor to keep the atmosphere one where a person of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or basic genes (the way they look, or their weight) can feel comfortable playing with everyone else. Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

Respect = Safety = Trust = Empowered/Fearless Improv = Fun Times!

_______________________

We prefer a perfume/scent-free environment in consideration for our members that have allergies.

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Zoomprov! It's back!

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