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About Our Curriculum
Improv as a performance art is the act of creating dialogue, action, story, and characters on the fly without the use of a script. Basically, it’s performing live theater where everything is made up. You might already be familiar with Whose Line is it Anyway? or theaters like Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, or ComedySportz.
But, we don’t teach improv to professionals to make them performers. We teach something that is commonly called applied improv.
Applied improv is all about taking the power of improvisational theater and applying the techniques in non-theatrical situations such as businesses, professional groups, presentations, organizations, and more. It is ultimately about teaching people vital professional skills through a series of fun, non-traditional exercises.
In our corporate improv training, there is no pressure or expectation to “perform” or “be funny”. You simply need to show up and be willing to participate (and yes, maybe look a little silly).
Why Improv Training is Great Business Training – Forbes
Why Top Companies and MBA Progams are Teaching Improv – Fast Company
Improv Training Is Making Management Throw Away the Script – Bloomberg
Why Using Improvisation to Teach Business Skills is No Joke – CNN
When the Art of the Deal Includes Improv Training – NPR
Yes, And… Improv Techniques to Make You a Better Boss – Fast Company
How Improv Comedy Can Make You a Better Leader – Inc.com
About Our Workshops
We can always modify our curriculum to fit your needs. If you just want a 30 minute speaking engagement or a training program that spans several days, we can accommodate your needs.
Once we’ve got the team on board, we go into a series of exercises that teach the foundational rules that will guide the rest of the workshop, We then transition into focused games designed to teach specific skills, such as leadership or communication–all customized to your needs, of course. Finally, a capstone exercise is used to reiterate all of the previously learned skills and leave participants feeling excited and proud of their new skill set.
Participants should expect to:
- Stay on their feet for the 75-80% of the workshop duration
- Move around the performance space quickly but safely
- Perform short games and exercises with their co-workers in a supportive, judgement-free environment
- Participate only in those exercises they are comfortable with
- Have fun!
Qualifying non-profits, volunteer-driven organizations, educational, and healthcare organizations may be eligible to receive our training at a discounted rate.
All our corporate improv workshops are customized for your needs. Pricing varies based on a number of factors, such as:
- Number of participants
- Length of the workshop
- Workshop content/focus
- Number of facilitators (teachers) needed
Contact us today and we would be happy to give you a quote! Whatever your company training requirements, we can find a product and a price that works for you.
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Phone: (949) 229-5790
E-mail: [email protected]
We offer business improv and team building training in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County, but we are flexible and can travel to meet your team anywhere.
In addition to our larger team trainings, we offer private, one-on-one, and small group coaching. If you’re preparing for an executive presentation or just need a boost in your public speaking ability, give us a shout!