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July 9, 2024
7:00 pm
9:00 pm

Embrace Spontaneity: an Intro to Improv!

Join our 2-hour in-person workshop, “Embrace Spontaneity: Intro to Improv.” It’s a low-pressure, fun experience designed for newcomers. Connect with others through introductions, establish boundaries, and engage in energizing warmups, games, and collaborative scenes.

Get ready to embark on a low-pressure, fun-filled adventure that will unleash your creativity, boost your confidence, and ignite your sense of playfulness.

Led by our experienced and supportive instructors, this workshop is tailored to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can step outside your comfort zone. We’ll begin with a boundary check-in, where we establish guidelines for respect, trust, and collaboration. Then we’ll dive into engaging improv warmups and games, designed to ignite your imagination, enhance your listening skills, and unlock your spontaneity.

Through interactive exercises and guided scenework, you’ll discover the joy of working together, building on each other’s ideas, and creating compelling scenes on the spot.

No prior experience in acting or improv is necessary. This workshop is specifically designed for individuals who are new to improv. Whether you’re seeking a fun and unique experience, a chance to improve your communication skills, or simply a break from everyday routine, “Embrace Spontaneity” is the workshop for you!

About Your Instructors:

Sam Brunner (she/her) is a writer and improv performer, coach, and instructor based in Baltimore, MD. She is a member of the Asian American improv team A++ and has studied improv with the Baltimore Improv Group, Magnet Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, and World’s Greatest Improv School and is a graduate of The Second City’s satire writing program.

Kristen McKenzie (she/her) is an improviser, educator, and founding board member of Highwire Improv. Originally from Charleston, SC, she has lived in Baltimore for more than ten years. She has trained with Baltimore Improv Group, and the Magnet and PIT in NYC. She enjoys all kinds of improv but dramatic improv has a special place in her heart. She believes improv is a consent based art form and is passionate about creating improv spaces for everyone. She performs regularly with her troupes Babeprov, Local Spot, Important Screws, Topiary, and Whatever This Is. When not improvising she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband Barry and their three beautiful cats.

About Highwire Improv:

Highwire Improv is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater.

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