Wait, what?!? Yes, Improv. 100% supportive, affirmative, and spontaneous, Improv Groups give gifted adolescents and adults a unique way to be in community and discover themselves. Being in the moment, doing away with perfectionism, trusting yourself and others – Improv is an amazing step in gifted self-development.
Back when COVID hit, I researched ways to establish deep intimacy quickly in online spaces. Second City Comedy offered an Improv class. I took it. I was hooked. Fast forward to today. I have become an Improv Comedy instructor and fanatic. So much so that I am also an Ensemble Member of the Improv Therapy Group. Along with Lisa Bany, an Improv instructor with Second City for thirty years, each group session is made up of 75 minutes of structured improv games, easy to learn and endless fun to play. Group cohorts run four or eight weeks, and many groups choose to extend their cohort together.
A member of one of our cohorts said, “It’s fun, silly, challenging, nerve-wracking, and uncomfortable… what’s not to love?”
Other thoughts from participants: “It has been a low-pressure way to get to know a fascinating group of people, and bring back some play and laughter into my life.”
“I am loving the light hearted supportive nature of being in community with laughter and encouraged play.”
“What have I gained? A laugh: some of what the other participants have said is hilarious. Some informal mirroring too – someone asked ‘was that too much?’ I got that sentiment immediately. I love watching how people’s minds work – and it’s a treat watching gifted peers do that too.”
In partnership with Improv Therapy Group, I am offering weekly Improv Comedy Group experiences. Hop over and have a look. If the next start date isn’t listed yet, know that we normally begin the next cohort two weeks after the prior one finishes.
I also offer one-off workshops for your conferences, meetings, family reunions, and whatever other applications you can imagine. Improv lends itself to most any group experience. It’ll get people happy, loose, bonded, and creative. Contact me, and we’ll do it!
It is fun. I mean, fun! Imagine laughing and playing with a dozen other gifted people, all of whom are fully supportive and fully present. It’s raw magic, and I look forward to meeting you in that space soon.