826 Main Street, third floor, Phoenixville, PA
IMPRESS Improv Exploration Skill Studies is hosting monthly workshops for either adults or children. They are held at the Phoenixville Hospital Medical Building II and workshops are in 2-hour time blocks. Children's workshops are from 4-6pm followed by adult workshops from 6-8pm.
Dates for this month:
Cost: $36 per student for 4 workshops (all workshops included at one price; this is not a drop-in class). To sign up and pay:
http://thelastminutereplacements.com/blog/workshops/ Please see below for details on each specific workshop. ADULT WORKSHOPS:
Adult workshops are designed to go over the basics of improv at a deeper level than at drop-in workshops. We go over improv rules, game formats, and tips on performing. Curriculum changes by month. Beginners will learn the basics. Intermediate attendees will sharpen their skills. Experts will be used as guinea pigs and mocked relentlessly until they make everyone else laugh. Classes are created by content of attendees so they may contain subject matter not suited for those under 18. Laughter will abound. No shame, no mocking, no embarrasment - just FUN. CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS:
Children's improv workshop for children age 9ish to 13ish. (Parents can decide of older or younger kids will be able to handle expectations of the class; for questions please contact Rebecca at [masked] )
Children will learn the basics of improv and will explore its practice through interactive, fun games. Signing up for this month's class means your student will attend all classes in this period. We do not do drop-in classes for children. Improv provides an excellent vehicle for children to explore their emotions and creativity while learning to stay within the rules of each game. Our mission statement at Short Form Brainstorm is to use improv to teach students to respond dynamically to changes, to learn to effectively problem-solve through active listening, to increase public speaking skills and self-confidence, and to engage respectfully with peers to build content. Our goal is to create a safe workshop space to build positive peer interactions and creative exploration. ABOUT THE TRAINER:
Rebecca Simmers is a lifelong educator whose passion is improv is a comedic skill, a stress-reliever, a tool for satire, and a way to laugh until she cries. She manages the improv comedy team The Last Minute Replacements, and teaches monthly $5 drop-in game workshops at Molly Maguire’s in Phoenixville for adults who would like to try improv without the commitment to a more extensive course. Rebecca studied Early Childhood Education, and has a passion for working with elementary-aged children and adults. She is a trainer and recruiter by day, an adult improv performer by night, and an improv teacher for fun. She possesses valid, current state and federal child abuse clearances that will be posted at each children’s class.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.