What we're about

The Los Angeles Improv Meetup is for anyone interested in fun, playful, interactive games and learning improv.

At this Improv Meetup, we will:
- have fun!
- listen and be present
- build on each other’s ideas
- get out of our heads and let go

We will do the above by playing fun games and by doing improvised scenework!

Upcoming events (2)

Intro to Improv - You Are a Storyteller

Online event

I'll tell you a secret... you are a storyteller. This is an on-your feet online workshop focused on storytelling. You will play games, do storytelling exercises and learn tools to help you connect to your audience. This class is for all skill levels. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-you-are-a-storyteller-tickets-114675449356 Why Improv? Forbes, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and many other publications have written about how improv training is amazing business training, improves communication, increases creativity and reduces anxiety. But what’s the deal? How does improv help us at home and at work? Improv helps people: - Listen and be present - Be better communicators - Tap into creativity - Relieve anxiety/stress and release tension - Celebrate making mistakes and be more resilient - Gracefully deal with uncertainty - Make your partners look good and collaborate on teams more effectively - YES AND in addition to being useful, improv is fun! What Takeaways to Expect - Develop deeper listening skills - Hone your audience awareness - Embrace body language that makes you open and flexible to ideas instead of closed off. - Be more comfortable going off-script (i.e. improvising) during presentations, in Q&A, and in life. - Take the focus off yourself and serve your audience by “being interested, instead of being interesting” - Use “yes and” thinking to collaborate more creatively and effectively with your team - Take care of your teammates and notice when team members feel excluded or afraid to contribute their thoughts. Sometimes, great ideas go unspoken. Remember to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-you-are-a-storyteller-tickets-114675449356

Saying Yes and Being Fun to Play With

Online event

"Yes" is a magic key, a tool, a mechanism that moves the scene forward. Saying yes gets you out of your own way and out of your partner's way. Saying yes, makes you fun to play with! Your partners will finish scenes with you and think "gosh, that was fun. I want to play with that person again!" Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-saying-yes-tickets-94433718795 You can apply "yes" to collaborators at work, in relationships, to creative projects and to friends/family. This class is for all skill levels. *Note: Register here for additional links and reminders: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-saying-yes-tickets-94433718795 Why Improv? Improv helps you: - Be present in your body - Become a master of active listening - Celebrate mistakes, practice self-love / compassion - Cultivate storytelling skills - Discover parts of yourself, you never knew! - Face uncertainty, with confidence and ease - Be more resilient and flexible You Will Learn: - How to be fun to play with during storytelling, at work and at home! -Ways to say yes with dialogue, with your body language, with emotional sounds / empathetic responses, etc. - Foundations of improv (saying yes, YES AND, happy healthy well, being present, eye contact, active listening, making your partner look good, being obvious instead of clever, being interested instead of interesting, etc.) - Improv games that you can teach to your friends, family and work team! What to Wear: - Comfortable clothes - Comfortable shoes you can move in Our Mission: - Spread the joy of improv to underrepresented groups and to people who haven't had the opportunity to explore who they are and relate to others through play - Help people get back in touch with their natural presence and have fun! - Help people realize that they are storytellers - Share knowledge, techniques and tools to sharpen storytelling skills, build confidence and build resilience Check out The Joy of Improv: https://www.facebook.com/joyofimprov/ Remember to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-improv-saying-yes-tickets-94433718795

Past events (14)

You Are a Storyteller

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