Improv Skills for Real Life
I will share three essential "rules" of improv comedy.
1. Say "Yes, and...."
2. Make your partner look good
3. Give a gift
and explain how these rules can be applied off-stage, in a variety of real-life social situations. I see this course/lesson/experience that I'm offering as being particularly beneficial to someone with limited or informal experience with improv but a strong desire to learn more about it as a means towards self-understanding and self-improvement. I share ideas about how improv can be used as a skill to improve learning, decision making, and collaboration with others. Having an eye towards the metaphorical will be useful for these discussions. Books that I recommend as a precursor or supplement are:
Improv Wisdom (http://www.amazon.com/Improv-Wisdom-Dont-Prepare-Just/dp/1400081882/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1460238653&sr=1-1&keywords=improv+wisdom)
Training & Qualifications
I studied improv at UC Berkeley where I took classes, performed, and taught my own class focused on the "Psychology of Acting" (using several improv games as a way to facilitate learning). I also wrote a sociological analysis of improv comedy as a "consensus decision making tool."
I have taken classes at BATS theater, Leela, Improv Dojo, End Games, and Un-Scripted Theater. I am currently in a 12-week class focused on Improv for Group Therapy.
Availability & Preferences
My availability is Saturday or Sunday. I'd prefer Sunday mid-day to afternoon in Berkeley. My inclination is to meet at a park or some other public space nearby.
Reviews of Adam
KJ received Help with 20 Minute Simbi User Interview from AdamMar 13, 2017
Mike received session of Improv Skills for Real Life from AdamOct 19, 2016
Victoria Christine provided hour of Financial Planning for AdamSep 29, 2016
Tina sold MN Reppin' Poster to AdamSep 26, 2016
Benjamin provided session of Discover YOU! Spiritual Healing. for AdamSep 23, 2016
Aaron provided session of Startup Jobs/Angellist tutorial for AdamAug 18, 2016
Brian provided session of 2 hour Career Coaching for AdamAug 17, 2016
Brandon provided Help with MBA in a Nutshell for AdamAug 16, 2016
John provided session of Online Dating Coaching for AdamJul 21, 2016
About Adam Sommer
I am happy to offer what I can to the community and am excited to learn from others. I have a wide variety of interests from Aikido to Zumba. When I learn something new, I look for the lessons that ap...ply to other areas of my life. When I teach, I use metaphors. I am most interested in teaching and learning about improv comedy, contact (dance) improv, basketball, aikdo, chess, yoga, healthy living, website/app design. show moreOpen to other proposals
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