|TUESDAYS SEPTEMBER 12, 19 and 26
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – 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 – 10:00 PM – doors open at 6:30 for hanging out together in the Groove Lounge.
|SEPTEMBER 18, 25 & OCTOBER 2 2017
Improv Lab with Mike Dempsey
Looking for tools to become a more confident Improviser?Want to expand your improv repertoire?
Ready to Learn some new moves for your Improv toolkit?
This class will be a laboratory that offers experienced improvisors a chance to experiment with theatrical conventions, intentions, objectives and tactics resulting in extraordinary scenes, monologues, dream sequences and other mad creations.
Students will leave better prepared to reveal the truth of the moment and to play the space with confidence.
Taught by the one and only Mike Dempsey.
Mike Dempsey has been acting, directing and improvising for more than thirty years. He holds an M.A. in Directing from U.C. Berkeley, and has directed dozens of productions and coached numerous improv ensembles across the country, including ImprovBoston, Annex Improv (Seattle) and The Brody Theatre(Portland). Locally, he has worked with Pan Theatre (Oakland), The Milkman’s Other Kids (Berkeley), and BATS (San Francisco). Mike has taught acting and improv at Cal, St. Mary’s College and the California College of the Arts. His focus is ensemble work and developing improvisors as actors.
|NOVEMBER 4&5 2017
Improv & the Enneagram
This is a two-day class, hosted on November 4 and November 5 from 11am to 4pm.
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.
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!