What kinds of improv-related services are you involved in?
Teambuilding, Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving, Communication, Leadership, Stress, Life Skills, Character Development, Presentation Skills
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I came to improv a little later in life, with classes at Gotham City in New York. Eventually, I joined Washington Improv Theater and began teaching improv there and at the Little Theatre of Alexandria, the George Washington University, the Actors' Center, and even at the Shakespeare Theatre. I am proud to have created many converts over the years!
I need help with...
I am always looking for ways to challenge my students without frustrating them and making sure they have FUN!
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Hi Sarah: I've been doing consulting workshops for a long time, discovered improv, and fell in love. I have started a little entrepreneurial project called Third Beat (find us on facebook at Third Beat Improv). Would love to talk and share experiences.
Since that worked, you might want to think about Blitz Gibberish Detective. It's just like regular Gibberish Detective (Person must communitcate who killed, where and with what) except that you use five actors. The first has 60 seconds to communicate to the second; the second has 45 seconds to communicate with the third; the third has 30 seconds to communicate with the fourth; and, the fourth has 15 seconds to communicate with the fifth. Again, lots of energy, but not as strong on character development as speed dating.
Hi Sarah and welcome to AIN. Speed Dating is a game we play in both of my improv companies. We send one actor from the room and bring three other actors on stage. The audience then gives the on stage actors each a character, and sometimes something wrong with them (e.g. a flatulent Queen Elizabeth; a rabid Barney the Diansaur) We then bring the outside actor back and he/she has three dates with each of the other actors. The first "date" is 30 seconds; the second 15 seconds; and, the third 5 seconds. The person having the dates must then identify all three dates from the way the act on the "date." It is a fun performance game and both our audiences and our actors get a big kick out of it.
If you like, I may be able to find a video of a performance and send it to you.
Again, welcome to AIN.