What we're about

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30

OPEN TO PERFORMERS AND NON-PERFORMERS OF ALL LEVELS

This group is for anyone wishing to:

• Improve their performance or presentation skills

• Learn helpful acting techniques

• Build confidence

• Tap into your spontaneity, creativity and self expression

• Manage stage fright

• Just have some fun and laughs, and meet new people

Performers and non-performers of all levels welcome. The meet-ups will give you the opportunity to learn and practice improv techniques in a safe, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere.

This is especially helpful for those who are feeling stuck, intimidated or insecure and who are tired of feeling like they constantly have to prove themselves. If you want to experience the joy of creative exploration while building your performance skills, this is the group for you.

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Improv techniques will be used to to help you become more spontaneous and to expand your verbal, emotional and physical expression. Many people who learn improv techniques report feeling more comfortable and confident both on and off stage.

Each meet-up will focus on a different aspect of creative expression; e.g. emotional expression, relationships, physicality, stage fright, enjoying yourself on and off stage, creating characters, and more.

ABOUT SUSAN

The meet-ups will be lead by Susan K., who has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, performer, director and coach. She is currently a faculty member of The Lucy Moses School and teaches an after school program at Stuyvesant High School. Check out this interview with her in the online magazine Salted Scarletry: Spotlight: Susan Kaessinger (http://saltedscarletry.com/2014/07/31/spotlight-susan-kaessinger-art-improv-takes-teach-nyc-express/).

Susan has performed with several improv teams, including performing regularly with her improv group, MIshmash! for five years at The Creek and The Cave theater in Long Island City where she won the 2013 Creek Award for Best Improv. Her blog was nominated for an INNY award from Improvisation News in 2012.

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$18 PER CLASS

Most improv schools in New York charge an average of $35-50 per class. One of Susan's goals in creating this meetup group is to offer the opportunity to learn improv from a highly experienced teacher to a diverse group of people, for a reasonable price. If $18 is unaffordable for you, please contact Susan to discuss payments.

Upcoming events (2)

What's in a Character? (Part 1)

OYE Studios

$18.00

IMPROV TO IMPROVE - What's in a Character? (Part 1) $18 (Cash or Venmo Accepted: @Susan-Kaessinger) This is the first of two workshops that will focus on character work. You will learn techniques that will enable you to discover the voice, body, emotional life and history of a character with ease. You will learn to "get out of the way" of the character so you can discover, rather than contrive, who the character is. _____________________________________________________________________ Improv can help you reduce stage fright; perform with more ease; increase your emotional range; build rapport with your scene partners, audience, associates and friends; and have more fun on and off stage. A fun, safe and non-competitive environment is created in which each participant will learn how to work through inhibitions and tap into their imaginations...all while laughing and having fun.

What's in a Character? (Part 2) - *Part 1 Not Required to Attend*

IMPROV TO IMPROVE - What's in a Character? (Part 2) **You do not have to attend Part 1 to attend Part 2** $18 (Cash or Venmo Accepted: @Susan-Kaessinger) This is the second of two workshops that will focus on character work. You will learn techniques that will enable you to discover the voice, body, emotional life and history of a character with ease. You will learn to "get out of the way" of the character so you can discover, rather than contrive, who the character is. _____________________________________________________________________ Improv can help you reduce stage fright; perform with more ease; increase your emotional range; build rapport with your scene partners, audience, associates and friends; and have more fun on and off stage. A fun, safe and non-competitive environment is created in which each participant will learn how to work through inhibitions and tap into their imaginations...all while laughing and having fun.

Past events (228)

There's No "I" in Ensemble

OYE Studios

$18.00

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