6 Week Improv Intensive for Professionals
March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 - Tuesday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Have the time and don’t want to join a class of actors? We’ve got the class for you! We take our three-week program and raise the bar in this intensive six week program. We got the request(S!) for a longer class, and we listened! How is this different than our three week class? We’re diving deeper into taking initiative, connecting with each other and the audience and enhancing active listening skills. We’ll check in three times on goals: in the beginning, halfway through and after the last class. Our Engagers will tailor and adjust the class focus to the student’s goals, and scaffold the curriculum to connect – so no two classes will ever be the same! This is an excellent class for individuals looking for more than three week or for teams to sign up together for an intensive experience. Certificates are granted on request for workplace credit/reimbursement.
In 2012, Founder Jen Brown (Oleniczak) was working as a museum educator in NYC and performing Off-Broadway with her improv troupe. When she noticed that the museum education field lacked the ‘how you say it’ component of teaching, she started leading professional development classes in Presentation Skills and threw in a few improv exercises. Realizing that improv connected directly with teaching and communicating, she listed a few public classes in NYC, limiting them to non-actors, specifically educators and teachers. Suddenly, professionals of all kinds were signing up for classes, raving about the results and bringing our improv classroom into their companies for trainings and development. After realizing this was the only class that very strictly did NOT train actors, but focused on the education and reflection side of improv, Jen began The Engaging Educator with a Yes, And and hasn’t looked back since. With the idea that improv is “going to the gym for your brain”, we believe improv is a lifestyle that needs to be practiced consistently and by everyone. Through improv education, professionally, socially and individually – all through the Yes, And. It is not our goal to make actors; our classes are strictly for people looking to work on skills unrelated to performing as a career. We often get asked “What is Yes, And?” Simply put, it’s the idea of elevation – we’re stronger when we surround ourselves by people that lift us up, and people we lift up. Our Yes, And mentality to teaching is not just positivity, it also embodies our idea of positive risk-taking – something we are doing as a company with our students!
If you have any question on this experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.