Improvisation (improv for short) is a form of theatre in which the actors perform spontaneously. Improvisers often use audience suggestions to create a full performance containing dialogue, plot and setting. Businesses, schools, and other organizations use improvisation workshops to learn how to develop, build and understand relationships.
Improv can teach you how to read an audience, tell a story and use body language to best effect. Improv skills can help you sustain grace under pressure, improve effective communication, take intelligent risks and problem solve in the moment. Improv teaches negotiating with respect, making positive flexible choices and listening in proactive ways.
You can use the rules of improvisation in exercises, games and scenes, as well as in daily activities, relationships, and your vocation. You can train yourself to heighten and explore situations, build confidence, express positive reactions to adversity and become immediately resourceful.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park offers teachers who have worked with some of the best improv troupes in Cincinnati and the country, including Second City, iO Theatre, Dad’s Garage, Improvised Shakespeare, OTR Improv, Comedy City of Green Bay, Baby Wants Candy, Boom Chicago and others.
We have created classes that range from single-session workshops to multi-week classes. We have worked with major corporations, schools, governmental and other non-profit corporations. We work with children, teens, and adults of all ages and all levels of experience. Improv is often most effective for beginners.
For further information, please contact Lauren Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.977.2031.