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Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-10-14 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

Washington | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-09-23 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

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WORKSHOP with NYC’s North Coast: Intro to Hip-Hop Improv

October 9th, 2014

WORKSHOP with NYC’s North Coast: Intro to Hip-Hop Improv
Event on 2014-11-08 16:00:00

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 – 4:00-6:30pm –

Alchemy Comedy Theater is dedicated to teaching the art of improv comedy through the Greenville area. That's why we’re sponsoring the newest Southern Comedy Festival additionally the guest workshops. That one features NYC's Hip Hop Improv team North Coast. This really is a one time chance to study from a veteran improvisers AND freestyle rappers. Participants must-have some improv or theater experience.

Think you’ve got the required steps to freestyle? Have you been an improviser that knows how to rhyme but can’t rap? During the core, improv and free-styling go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re planning for 8-bars, dropping a beat into a mic, or initiating an improv scene, the exact same axioms use. Join North Coast, NYC’s premier free-style rapping, beatboxing long-from improv group, while they show you through tricks to show your Dad Raps into Biggie quality rhymes. Discover ways to establish up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of one’s scenework.

North Coast has held it down in your area (The Upright people Brigade Theatre, The People’s Improv Theater, UCB East, Gotham Comedy Club, The Tank, The Creek, Under St markings) plus a ton of different festivals from coast to coast (Atlanta, l . a ., brand new Orleans, Sarasota, Washington DC, Boston, new york etc.)

If you have got any questions regarding the workshop or about Alchemy in general please give us a call at 864-256-1467.

at Coffee Underground
1 East Coffee Street
Greenville, United States

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Baltimore Improv Festival: Saturday, August 2 @ 7:00

July 8th, 2014

Baltimore Improv Festival: Saturday, August 2 @ 7:00
Event on 2014-08-02 19:00:00

The 8th Annual Baltimore Improv Festival dives into our Saturday night with a superb early show!

Sea Tea Improv: Hartford, CT

ShawnMikael(s): Washington, DC

The Amie and Kristen Show: Philadelphia

at Theatre Project
45 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, United States

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Jive Turkey – Part 2 – Washington Improv Theater

June 16th, 2014

Jive Turkey performs at Washington Improv Theater in Washington, DC.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Improv Saturdays for Teens! 1/25/14

January 9th, 2014

Improv Saturdays for Teens! 1/25/14
Event on 2014-01-25 12:00:00

Jump into some seriously hilarious improv work. Learn how to build exciting stories, create fascinating characters, and present them through fun improv scenes and games. These workshops are all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. Always fun, this class will focus on developing improv skills and creating performers. For any level of improv experience for teenagers ages 13-17. Please register online for the class. Email bridget@bigimprov.org with questions. Come out and have a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Bio:

Bridget Cavaiola is the Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group and has been performing and teaching improv to adults and children since 2005. She is a member of the BIG troupe, Gus. She is a Maryland State Certified Educator and teaches theater and improv for Young Audiences of Maryland, CCBC, and Baltimore County Public Schools. She also performs with special project troupes Tiger Head and Baby Poodle. She co-wrote a selective course in “Improving Communication with Improvisation” for Johns Hopkins Medical Students. Bridget has performed at national improv festivals in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, and New York.

at Mobtown Theater @ Meadow Mill
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Baltimore, United States

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Washington Improv Theater – Power of 8 (Create)

December 10th, 2013

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Evil Skivvers – Part 1 – Washington Improv Theater

November 12th, 2013

Evil Skivvers: Alex Remington, Lisa Austin, Vic Issitude, Curtis Raye, Zard Snodgrass, Stewart Walsh.

Watch in 720HD* LeToya Luckett Performs Musiq Soulchild’s “Love” in Washington, DC (The Howard Theatre) Website: http://RisheleOnline.com Facebook: http://F…

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Washington Improv Theater Clips – Harold Night – January 25 – “Load Bearing Man”

November 5th, 2013

Washington Improv Theater’s Harold Night is every Tuesday.
Video Rating: 0 / 5

m.o.p.at the howard theater in washington d.c with “Nomeasuremusictv” feb 17, 2013.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Caveat – Part 1 – Washington Improv Theater

September 6th, 2013

Washington Improv Theater’s house team: Caveat.

Little Washington's Turnage Theater

Historic Turnage Theater in Washington, North Carolina re-opens. Community News Report for Dr. Bernard Timberg’s Basic Reporting Class at East Carolina Unive…
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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