Using my background in educational psychology and over 12 years of experience in performing, teaching, and coaching improv, I've created a series of workshops that use improv to help participants connect with others and themselves in a fun and supportive learning environment.
Improv for Everyone
Introduction to Improv
In this multi-week workshop we explore spontaneity, confidence, and awareness in a fun, light-hearted, and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to take risks and laugh as they develop a solid toolbox of skills for both improv and life.
Playing with Confidence
In this 3-hour workshop we focus on building confidence by acknowledging fear and self doubt in a supportive environment using a series of fun improv exercises.
Improv for Performance
Playing with Joy
In this 3-hour workshop we focus on unleashing your inner child by being in the moment and accessing our innate enthusiasm, creativity, curiosity, and imagination. Come learn how to play with joy!
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn specific tools and techniques for creating captivating characters with depth on the spot. Come play and unleash the cast of characters inside you!
In this 3- hour workshop we focus on recognizing what already exists on-stage and how to let the characters, scene, and story unfold naturally. There's already a strong and hilarious scene on-stage just waiting for you to bring to life, so come join the fun and unwrap it!
Make It Work!
In this 3- hour workshop we focus on finding opportunity in those awkward and difficult moments that arise on-stage. You'll learn tips for preventing these situations and techniques for dealing with them. Come have some fun and learn how to make it work!
Commitment is an improviser’s secret weapon. There are an infinite amount of choices and possibilities, but playing with complete commitment clears away the “noise” in a scene and allows you to laser focus on what matters to your character and to the scene. Complete commitment ultimately means less work and more fun for you as an improviser! In this workshop we will focus on committing to our choices, our characters, and to our scenes. Think of it like a roller coaster ride: once you make the choice to get on, buckle up, you’re committed, the rest is easy!
Follow the Flow
Flow is an active force that keeps things moving. Like a river, that doesn’t stop when it encounters a rock. So too good improvisers move and play with the twists and turns of a scene. Fear and doubt hold us back, fighting the flow leads to drowning onstage in stale or forced scenes. In this workshop, we’ll focus on recognizing what already exists on-stage, what to do with it, and how to let characters, scenes, and stories unfold and develop naturally. Be a force of nature and follow the flow!
*All workshop curricula created by Betsaida LeBron