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by Darren Held

We’re offering an Intro to Improv Half-Day Workshop this coming Sunday, March 24. This isn’t exactly noteworthy; I mean, we offer these things several times a year and they’re always a hoot.

But I did feel it was worth mentioning because somebody on Saturday was concerned about “who exactly the class is tailored to.” Which is a legit concern. Except in this case, the class is tailored to anyone and everyone who has heard of improv, so there’s really no need for concern.

I suppose technically, it’s wide open for those who haven’t heard of improv as well, but I’m not sure how they’d go about signing up for a class they have never heard of.

Anyhoo… While this class is designed to be welcoming to people who have never done one second of improv before in their lives, and we focus on the basics, that doesn’t mean old pros can’t get anything out of it. In fact, much like improv in general, you will get out of the class what you put into it – if you look at it as being beneath you and having nothing to offer, well then that’s prolly what you’ll get. But if you look at it as a chance to hone your skills, brush up on the fundamentals and help new people by demonstrating how to be a strong, generous scene partner, you’ll definitely see some personal growth.

The thing I love about the half-day workshops is that the new people are excited about the chance to learn not just from me, but also from the more experienced students in the class… AND that the experienced people are inspired by the fearless, all-out, go-for-it-ness that beginners bring.

Plus, you know I’ll say something to embarrass myself, and that in itself is worth the price of admission. Hurry, there aren’t many spots left!

By Sonnjea Blackwell

Darren Held
About Darren Held
Darren is the CEO and Creative Director of Held2gether, Improv for LIfe. He has been teaching and performing improv for 15 years, and has performed with H2g, the Groundlings, UCB and Second City. He loves Moto, red wine, and Madonna.

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