Beginning Improv

Beginning Improv

Improvisation is more than just a useful tool for actors, it’s a different way of approaching life. Through fun games and exercises, students will gain more confidence, more creativity, and more playfulness with the basic improv skills of listening, reacting, working with others, and trusting oneself. Not only will it make you more comfortable while thinking on your feet, it’s really fun! This class does NOT culminate in a graduation show as it is focused on process, not  performance; it’s simply eight weeks of meeting and playing in an enjoyable, supportive environment without the pressure of a final show.

  • DatesSaturdays, January 22 - March 12, 12-2pm EST
  • Cost($260) $210*
    Holiday Savings: Save $50 if you sign up before December 12
  • LocationOnline
  • PrerequisitesNo previous training or experience necessary.
  • Amanda’s classes feel the least zoom-like of all the zoom/online
    meetings. She creates the most fun and interactive environment that
    makes you actually forget you’re on a computer alone in your room and
    are instead transported to a room full of laughter and games…

    —Amelia

Online Personal Storytelling Workshop

Online Personal Storytelling Workshop

Everyone can tell a personal story, but in this online workshop, you’ll learn some of the technical ins and outs of taking true events from your own life and weaving them into a truly engaging performance. We will touch on personal style, story structure, and different approaches in this introductory workshop.

This online workshop is pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested).

  • DatesSunday, January 23, 1-3:30pm EST
  • Cost$20
  • LocationOnline
  • PrerequisitesNo experience necessary.
  • Amanda’s online personal storytelling class is the perfect activity
    for being stuck at home right now. She creates a supportive and
    inspiring environment to reflect on and share your personal stories.
    And, she helps you discover the most valuable parts of your story
    while guiding you in the best way to share them with others!

    —Amelia

Online Personal Storytelling

Online Personal Storytelling

First person storytelling shows are all the rage on stages and podcasts across the country.  In this class, you will learn how to take true events from your own life and weave them into engaging performances. We will work on presentation, story structure, different approaches, and creating your own unique style.  Each week, students will be given a new assignment for how to structure a story.  Students choose their own subject matter for their personal stories.  This class culminates in a private online performance (invite only), where each student will get to tell a 3-7 minute personal story.

 

  • Amanda’s Online Personal Storytelling class was amazing! I learned about myself and built new skills. It was a cathartic experience. Highly recommend it to anyone!

    —Elizabeth

Online How to Talk Like Shakespeare Workshop

Online How to Talk Like Shakespeare Workshop

We have a whole day dedicated to talking like a pirate, why not talking like Shakespeare? It might sound inspiring, impossible, intriguing, or even intimidating. But this class will simply make it fun!  Performers and non performers alike can take this class; every student will be put at ease with some enjoyable games and exercises to learn the difference between our “thees” and “thous.”  If you felt like you could just never “get” Shakespeare in high school, this class will rectify that.  You’ll be throwing around both compliments and insults, Shakespeare-style, in no time!

This workshop is pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested).

  • Amanda’s classes feel the least zoom-like of all the zoom/online
    meetings. She creates the most fun and interactive environment…

    —Amelia

Improv for Teachers

Improv for Teachers

No matter the age of your students, utilizing improvisation skills and games to supplement your personal teaching approach helps nurture new, dynamic ways of learning in the classroom. In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of improv and how to apply those concepts to lessons across your curriculum, fitting your classroom’s specific needs.

  • Improv is something that has always intimidated me. I’ve always felt that it’s far out of my league. This class opened up my understanding of what improv can be and showed me that I do have something to bring to the table.

    —Brenda Kelly

Relieve Stress Through Improv

Relieve Stress Through Improv

It’s easy for us adults to forget to set aside time in our lives to play and laugh, but it’s one of the most important things we can do for our happiness (especially when it feels like our lives are filled with stress and anxiety).  This feel-good improv class is play-time for adults, a delightful and necessary break from the work and stress that can build up in our lives.   You’ll spend the entire online class-time simply playing and having fun, as Amanda leads the group through both beloved classics and lesser known games.  Since this workshop is just about playing fun games, it’s open to adults with all levels of experience with improv, whether that’s no experience at all, just a little bit, or a whole lot.  Making time for play is an act of self-care.

This online workshop is pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested).

  • Who isn’t stressed from the pandemic? Taking Amanda’s Stress Relief Improv Workshop allowed me to socially connect to people for the first time in months. I left Amanda’s class  feeling like I was leaving a really fun party with my cheeks hurting from laughing so hard.

    —Anthony Saldana