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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 9/12/19: We're four-an-a-half years into this group now, and I feel fairly confident we can boast having the most accessible, welcoming, and FUN group in the area. With a focus on fun rather than education we side-step the competitiveness of some groups. Since no one is trying to prove their superior grasp of improv, everyone honors everyone else's contributions rather than judging. As long as you're not a mean-spirited person, this is the group to be a part of.

"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

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82601429214 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: Improv $5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way. paypal.me/imagineimprov is the link. 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!

Writing For Film

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I may have started this MeetUp at a bad time schedule-wise...for myself. These coming Wednesdays (8/5 and 8/12) are booked for wine tastings with family. I don't endorse this kind of meeting in public, but I also did not set it up. I think I can do these two Sundays in a row, and then switch back to Wednesdays...which may mean two MeetUps in one week. We can talk about what works for you, and you can also communicate in the comment section below. This MeetUp is for learning the most important part of any kind of film: the story. We'll watch MasterClasses together and discuss them. We'll try out the tips we learn as we try coming up with our own scripts. We'll learn how to give and accept notes about scripts in the process of being written/edited. We may eventually try filming some of our ideas, but the focus will be on writing a well-balanced script regardless of the genre. Note: This MeetUp is NOT specifically for the Film Sprint. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83673709037 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Films

Zoomprov

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82601429214 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: Improv $5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way. paypal.me/imagineimprov is the link. 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!

Zoomprov

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82601429214 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: Improv $5 donation is requested per meeting, or $20/month if you want to do it that way. paypal.me/imagineimprov is the link. 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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