Kat Brown, Community Manager of Training shares why it is so vital for improv performers to keep training and enjoying classes.
Every improvisor is taught from their very first day of class the idea of “Yes And.” It’s become an improv creed of sorts! Yet, even the most skilled improviser can learn more about this idea and how to play it in its many forms.
I thought it was going to be about making up funny skits. I had no idea that taking improv would actually impact other areas of my life. It has taught me to “Say YES!” to more things, to listen more, allow there to be silence (even though that is SO awkward!), and that making a mistake can actually be an opportunity for something awesome. I even used my improv skills to get a promotion at my company (in clinical research as a trainer). So that just shows you that improv can be applied to any field of work. And making awesome friends has been an added bonus!”
Finest City Improv is proud to present Opening Night’s own Matt Young as he teaches a class on improvising the scene. For many, what comes to mind when thinking about improv is just “being spontaneous”, but there is so much more to it!
Early one Saturday morning while driving from San Diego to Los Angeles for improv, it suddenly dawned on Amy… “Why am I making this long trip to another city to learn and perform improvisation? Shouldn’t San Diego have a place where people from all walks of life, all ages, and all levels of experience come together to laugh, learn and perform?”