JUNE 20, JUNE 27, JULY 11, JULY 18

Improv Drop-ins with Rachel Hamilton

My Improv Drop-In classes are for experienced Improvisers looking to learn, practice and play in an easy-going, process-oriented environment. This class attracts Improvisers from all over the Bay Area and beyond, which creates a new dynamic ensemble each weeks and provides for a valuable cross-pollination of styles and experience.

Each week I bring in an Improv idea that we explore together. The atmosphere is experimental – I am frequently creating improv exercises on the spot – while simultaneously reinforcing the fundamental skills that are at the core of all great Improv: Presence, Listening, Courage, Connection an Support.

No two Drop-ins are ever the same, however, they are consistently wonderful.

Hope to see you there!

Prerequisite: This is a class for experienced improvisers. If you not sure if that means you, please drop me an email at rhimprov@nullgmail.com and we can figure it out together.


“Thank you for your exquisite manner of giving feedback without shame.”

“Rachel was the perfect way to help us embrace failure as the opportunity to learn, laugh and live a little deeper. “

“Rachel’s a super-star and inspires us to grow into more of who we are!”


Price: $50 per class

Time: All classes are from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – doors open at 6:30 for hanging out together in the Groove Lounge.

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JUNE 24, 2017

Power Improvisation Workshop – Making Bold Choices Right Out of the Gate!

Inspired by the bold style of improvisation developed at The Annoyance Theater in Chicago, this workshop explores the power of making strong choices at the top of your scene. The focus will be on experimenting with what it means to support your partner by taking care of yourself first.

In this workshop you will:

  • Play with making strong choices right out of the gate; bold characters, clear points of view, specific emotional and physical choices
  • Hold on to your bold initiation and let it become your roadmap for your scene
  • Increase your awareness of the choices you make and expand your repertoire 
  • Build more skills to discover your own voice and shape your personal style as an improviser

“..the times I’ve felt most supported in an Improv scene is when my partner took care of herself first. When my fellow player selfishly makes a choice, any choice, at the top of the scene, I feel very supported.  I feel supported because now I’m on stage with a powerful , playful person who isn’t afraid to take a chance.  I’m on stage with a fearless individual, and not someone in her head, rendered speechless by fear, and waiting for me to do something.”

Mick Napier, Founder of The Annoyance Theater, Author of ImproviseScene from the Inside Out

This workshop is for experienced improvisers

Class is limited to 18 people

Michael Davenport teaches and performs Chicago-style long form improvisational theater in the Bay Area, focusing on creating strong characters and deep connections between scene partners. As the founder and director of Magic Jester Theater in Oakland and Morpho Theater in Sacramento, Michael has directed multiple improv ensembles and produced a wide variety of improv shows. Michael studied and performed in the Chicago improv scene for ten years, including performances at The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, Improv Olympic and The Playground. His greatest improvisation influence is Mick Napier, founder of the Annoyance Theater and director at The Second City, with whom he studied for four years. He has also studied Meisner acting technique with Kathy Scambiatterra at The Artistic Home in Chicago, and has studied bringing physicality to scripted work with James Wagner at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.

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JULY 21-23, 2017

Improv & The Enneagram Workshop

I’m so excited! I’ll be co-teaching an Improv & The Enneagram workshop at the International Enneagram Conference! We’re talking global, ya’ll.

If you are an Enneagram Enthusiast, or even just Enneagram Curious and you want to go big, (cause everything’s big in Texas), you might consider joining me at the conference.

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Classes are not refundable, but they are entirely transferable. If you’ve purchased a class and you cannot attend, you are welcome to sell your spot to another Improviser, provided they meet the prerequisite requirements as stated on the website. People seem to have good luck listing their classes for sale on Facebook. If you do sell your spot to someone else, I would appreciate you letting me know via email at RHImprov@nullgmail.com.  Thank you!