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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We have moved to a free online format until in-person meetups are feasible once again. The Zoom link is provided when you RSVP.

We are using Zoom, which is available as a phone or tablet app, but we strongly recommend using a laptop computer with camera so that your screen is large enough. Attendance is limited to 8 people in the online format.

"Mindful Improv" and "Improv" are not two things. All improv is mindful improv. As such, our meetups will probably seem very similar and perhaps indistinguishable to other long form improv classes and meetups you've attended. The "mindful" aspect doesn't mean that we're doing anything much different. However, there's some greater realization that improv is an extension of mindfulness. Don't let the "mindful" aspect scare you away!

Our meetups are workshops that begin with some warmup exercises to engage your body, speech and mind, progressing to exercises that connect to doing scenes. Then we'll do scenes -- two person, three person, or even more. Note that what we are doing is called "long form" improv. We're doing scenes, like sketch or sitcom scenes, rather than "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" games.

All improv is a mindfulness practice. It involves being in the "now," being in connection to your scene partner, challenging your comfort zone, relinquishing your ego, and developing the confidence to just jump in. It also means being attentive to subtleties, and being intentional rather than random.

You don't need any experience in improv, acting, or any mindfulness practices. You don't have to be clever or funny. You just need to be curious and just show up! As you continue on the improv path, you may discover how it extends into your everyday life. You may become more confident, more aware, more playful, and more willing to say "yes" to your experience. After all, all of life is unscripted. It's all improv!

Please note that attendance is restricted to the people who RSVP'ed for the meetup. If you RSVP "yes," you have committed to attending the meetup. If you find that you cannot attend the meetup, please change your RSVP to "not attending" so that people on the wait list will be able to attend.

We especially encourage those who are a bit shy, and who have no experience in either improv or scripted theater. Come learn a fun and very useful extension to your current mindfulness or theater practice, and meet like-minded new friends! And it's a lot of fun!

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's Explore Online Zoom Improv!

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We're going to get together online for a couple of hours to explore the connection between improv and mindfulness by playing improv games and doing improv exercises connected to being in the Now, giving up our egos, and developing the confidence to just jump in!

The link to this meetup will be revealed on the "Online event" section of the meetup page for this meetup when you RSVP.

Let's Explore Online Zoom Improv!

Location visible to members

We're going to get together online for a couple of hours to explore the connection between improv and mindfulness by playing improv games and doing improv exercises connected to being in the Now, giving up our egos, and developing the confidence to just jump in!

The link to this meetup will be revealed on the "Online event" section of the meetup page for this meetup when you RSVP.

Let's Explore Online Zoom Improv!

Location visible to members

We're going to get together online for a couple of hours to explore the connection between improv and mindfulness by playing improv games and doing improv exercises connected to being in the Now, giving up our egos, and developing the confidence to just jump in!

The link to this meetup will be revealed on the "Online event" section of the meetup page for this meetup when you RSVP.

Let's Explore Online Zoom Improv!

Location visible to members

We're going to get together online for a couple of hours to explore the connection between improv and mindfulness by playing improv games and doing improv exercises connected to being in the Now, giving up our egos, and developing the confidence to just jump in!

The link to this meetup will be revealed on the "Online event" section of the meetup page for this meetup when you RSVP.

Past events (288)

Let's Explore Online Zoom Improv!

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