Note:  3/20 Drop-in class has been cancelled!

Improv drop-ins with Rachel Hamilton


All Dates here

































Camp Magnet


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




































the Enneagram

New Classes
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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’re not sure if that means you, please drop me an email at 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: $42 per class – Please note you must pre-register (i.e. please don’t just show up) and the sooner the better because these classes tend to sell out

Time: All classes are from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM – doors open at 6:30 for hanging out together in the Groove Lounge.

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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 DiazCraig 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.

  • Learn the long- and short-form improvisational process.
  • Get in the groove with daily physical workouts.
  • Learn ensemble technique and the art of collaboration.
  • Experience daily work both by fellow students and teachers.
  • Perform in a public student showcase.


To apply, visit the CSU Summer Arts program website.


Guest Artists


Rachel Hamilton 
Amy Seeley
Dave Razowsky


Mike Ross






The Enneagram is:

  • a personality typing system that describes nine essential ways of being human
  • a wildly accurate and intricate roadmap of human behavior
  • a lens through which to see how other people see the world
  • a booster rocket for your self-awareness
  • a fast track to doing better Improv


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 –


Improv Intuition

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  Thank you!