Improv is for Everybody


Tuesday March 1st 6-8pm

From the facilitator, Banji: I’ve learned that I am more comfortable showing some emotions than others. I’ve also learned that behaving in some ways seem more natural to me than others. Trying to portray emotions and behaviours that you don’t normally express can be very challenging so we are going to try and do that during improv.
6: 00 – 6:30 Introductions
The first half hoir will be devoted to getting to know each other a little bit. We will also figure out what everyone hopes to do in terms of either watching or participating. We will also talk about things like stage fright and what makes improv difficult.

6:30 – 6:45 Shouting/Whispering Exercise
Some folks are soft spoke. They don’t like to raise their voice. They can try shouting screaming or just being loud. People who are normally loud will try and be quiet and softspokn.

6:45 – 6:50 Break
Since behaving in ways you are not used to can be trying for folks we shall have a five minute break.

6:50 – 7:15 Opposite Behaviour
Spend a few minutes thinking of who you are. Then try and portray a character who you perceive as being the complete opposite of you.

7:15 – 7:20 Break
Since portraying someone who is the complete opposite of you can be emotionally and physically taxing we shall take a five minute break.

7:20 – 8:00 Scientist, Accountant, Panhandler
To wrap it up the actors will portray either an accountant, a scientist, or a panhandler. If you want to however portray some other job.

8:00 – 8:15 A Panhandler, Scientist, and Accountat Walk Into a Donut Shop…….
To wrap it up we shall imagine our heroes from the last skit meeting in a donut shop and having a conversation that’s at cross purposes because instead of really talking to each other they keep talking about the donuts from the perspective of either a panhandler, and accountant or a scientist. To make this easier they are all considering the same donut. A cream filled bismark if you like.

Since improv is for everbody just like feminism this really isn’t about compettiton. or making suggestions about other folks performance, or even really your own. It will hopefully be fun for everybody.

Facebook event here.