What we’re about
This meetup is for anyone interested in interacting playfully with games that are typically used for improv training. You don't need to be and actor or “funny” to benefit from this entertaining art form. We do not do this for an audience -- everyone participates and plays! This group is open to both beginners and seasoned improvisers, and helps improve speaking and communication skills as well. Not only is improv fun, it also improves social skills, builds confidence, enhances creativity, promotes mindfulness and more.
Here are a few common improv guidelines to get you thinking:
1. Yes AND…
If someone tells you that you are a "purple donkey from the planet Fultron," accept it and hit all-fours. Add to it. Don’t deny anything a partner says.
2. Don’t Try to be Funny
Usually, it is the most mundane, random detail that gets the biggest laugh. Don’t force funny or it will show. In other words, there’s no pressure!
3. Make Your Partners Look Good
It’s not about you. Improv is about making the people around you look like comedic geniuses. In other words, there’s no pressure!
Whether you make a great choice or not, commit whole-heartedly during a scene. It’s just a choice. You really can’t mess up. In other words…
Speaking of committing: To help ensure everyone gets a chance to participate, we may limit the number of people who can attend each meeting. Please, please, please commit to attending when you register so that someone doesn’t miss the chance to participate. If you are a repeated no-show or a late cancellation, we may move you to the waitlist when you sign up to give others priority for the event.