Fontana and Claire
May 31 to June 3rd 2018
The session is currently full, but you can get on the Waitlist here.
CSU Summer Arts
July 2 to July 15, 2018
April 30, 2018
Improv Intuition is a series of upper-level workshops for experienced improvisors taught by instructors Fontana Butterfield and Claire Slattery of The Right Now, a Bay Area Improv Group known for their intuitive style of play.
In this series of workshops, they will teach you how to tap into your individual inuition as well as the intuition of the group. Through the power of deep listening you’ll learn to connect with your instincts, activate your inspiration and develop rock-solid trust in yourself and your partners.
The format of each weekend workshop will include group exercises, duo and trio scenes, and solo character work, featuring truthful characters, freedom in physicality and just the right amonut of mischief.
Claire and Fontana will provide workshop participants with individual feedback, including notes and details of workshop content.
Improv Intuition is offered on four weekends over the course of six months. You may attend one or all of the workshops – it’s entirely up to you – however, there is a discount for attending more than one weekend.
“Yes! Embody”- is taking the beloved “Yes And” rule of improv and expanding it further, into your body and your voice. In this workshop, you will learn to follow your instincts to discover the physical expression of your Yes, which will serve to stretch, grow and expand your characters, relationships and environments.
April 28th: 10am-5pm / April 29th: 10am-3:30pm — Lunch break from 1pm-2pm each day
“Specificity Bath”- relish in your imagination! Take a bath in it! If you’ve ever felt limited in your choices and want an invigorating workout in specificity this workshop is for you. You’ll learn to access your imagination in new and deeper ways to discover truthful, full and vital characters you’ve never played before. You’ll learn to go deeper not broader in each moment, which will free you of the pressure to invent. You’ll discover that everything you need is right in front of you, right where you and your partner are, in each moment.
June 30th: 10am-5pm / July 1st: 10am-3:30pm — Lunch from 1pm-2pm
“Character Land” – Learn to create fully realized characters with real emotional needs, specific movement styles, voices and points of view and start having the best shows of your life! In this workshop you’ll acquire a variety of tools to instantly embody rich characters, through movement, voice, partner matching, genre and point of view.
August 25th: 10am-5pm / August 26th: 10am-3:30pm — Lunch from 1pm-2pm
“Tell Me A Story!”- Learn to live in the moment while simultaneously building the connective tissue between emerging stories throughout your improv set. In this session, narrative structure and whimsy abound! You’ll learn tools to weave stories together onstage, discovering the relationships between scenes and characters as they unfold.
October 27th: 10am-5pm / October 28th: 10am-3:30pm — Lunch from 1pm-2pm
Magnet Theater is my NYC Imrov home, started by some of my friends from The Second City, Chicago.
Camp Magnet is an adult Improv Camp in upstate New York that I helped create! This is our 11th season of Camp and every year is more magical than the last. The spirit is open, free and inclusive, just like good Improv outta be.
Improvisers of all levels from all over the country come together for four days of Improv immersion taught by excellent teachers; Armando Diaz, Craig and Carla Cackowsi and Megan Grey, to name a few. We’re talking top shelf teachers here.
And let me tell you, there is nothing more fun than hanging out a bunch of Improvisers around a
camp fire until the wee hours.
Direct from Chicago! Study improvisational comedy and sketch with teaching and performing masters trained at Second City.
To apply, visit the CSU Summer Arts program website.
The Enneagram is:
In this class, you will use the magic of Improv to explore and fully embody each of the Enneagram types, expanding and expressing your range as Improvisers and as humans.
The format of this class will be varied and fun and is open to Improvisers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. You will leave the weekend with a deeper understanding of and compassion for the various ways we wacky humans are wired.
Taught by Rachel Hamilton
Rachel Hamilton was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, an alumna of The Second City, Chicago, and an Emmy-nominated writer. Rachel cut her teeth in the Chicago Improv scene, sharing the stage with geniuses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, and many other Improv luminaries and has been smitten with Improv ever since.
Rachel has a great depth of experience teaching Improv to all kinds of people; newbies and experts, actors and civilians, the confident and the terrified. She teaches, directs and performs Improv all over the country and makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area with her ridiculously adorable Cockapoo, Marty, who is the best Improviser she knows.
– Past Events –
With Fontana Butterfield
& Claire Slattery
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Bay Area Improv favorites, Fontana Butterfield and Claire Slattery make up two-thirds of The Right Now, a trio of women improvisors known for their intuitive style of play.
I love these Improv Geniuses and the work they do so I’m delighted to be hosting their workshop at FeelGood Enterprises.
Improv Intuition is a next-level workshop for experienced improvisors who want more moments of Improv Magic, those gasp-inducing moments where you’re in perfect sync with your scene partner.
Fontana and Claire will be sharing their secrets to:
Tap into your intuition and connect deeply to the Group Mind
Act from your instincts and easefully activate your inspirations
Develop rock-solid trust in yourself and your partners
The workshop format will include group exercises, duo and trio scenes and solo character work. Each student will receive individualized feedback from the instructors.
Here’s what past students have said about the Improv Intuition workshop:
“If you’re looking for a workshop that is highly interactive and incredibly supportive that promotes patience, listening, and organically developing improv scenes, look no further.”
“Loved it! Tons of information on both the art and craft of improvised acting!”
“There was this wonderful feeling of watching something truly growing in each scene. This is very special improvisation.”
Fontana Butterfield – Fontana is an improviser, director, actor, coach with over 25 years of experience teaching and directing both improv and acting. She currently teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA and teaches the Meisner acting method based on deep listening and truthful response at the Waterfront Playhouse Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.
Claire Slattery – For the past 10 years Claire has acted at top theatre companies, improvised with veteran teams, and taught at world-class training centers in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Claire performs with mainstage teams Wheelhouse and The Village Bicycle at the iO West Theater, hosts a monthly show and performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and trains at The Groundlings.
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!