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 email@example.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: $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.
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!