How Improv Increases Self-Esteem

by JillAnne Aden, FCI Community Manager That voice inside your head that everyone has- is it being kind to you lately? No matter who you are or what your situation may be,  life can sometimes take its toll on your self-esteem, causing you to doubt yourself and your abilities. Have you always struggled with your own perception of yourself? Or have events recently made you feel less than worthy at things you once found easy to do? No matter your position in life, having a healthy self perception makes a huge difference. Self-confidence is a key ingredient for positive mental … Read More

Speak Up! A 3-Hr Workshop for women to develop a more confident voice.

confidence workshop for women and girls

Women and girls often have trouble speaking up in the moment, expressing themselves in front of groups, and simply “putting themselves out there.” Speak Up! helps women and teenage girls cultivate confidence to address the “confidence gap.” What could you achieve at work, at school, or in your personal life if you had more courage to speak up? Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. What You Learn Using exercises and tools from improvisational theater and leadership training, this program guarantees to help you: Are opportunities slipping by because you lack the courage to … Read More

Meet June’s Student Spotlight: Seamus Scanlan!

Seamus is a person that you just want to talk to. He seems to know everyone and always has an awesome smile on his face. When he walked into the first day of class with me, I was so excited to get to know him. I had heard great things and from the few interactions we had, knew he was someone that would fill a class with energy and joy! Watching him grow everyday in both musical improv and his other improv classes and workshops has filled me with such a pride. When he recently stole the show in Robot Teammate’s … Read More

Yes! And…. Add more action to your life right now!

Why do improvisers say “Yes! And…” all the time? For decades, improvisers have been studying and practicing the best techniques for creating action from unlimited possibilities to “create something wonderful right away.” When we begin a scene we have absolutely no idea what is going to happen. We simply get a suggestion from the audience for inspiration and we just begin acting. And acting, by definition, is doing. We make a single choice or “offer” and build on it over and over again. In effect, we are rapid prototyping on stage! We do this every single show and never run out of … Read More