Improvisation Theatre Class

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1823 9th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Welcome to our Improv Theatre Class,

We meet on Saturdays from 10am-1pm in the Parish Hall behind the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on 9th Street at Hearst in Berkeley, CA.

Doors and kitchen open at 9:45am. Please consider stopping by early to help set up, enjoy a cup of tea and the company of your classmates.

Newcomers are welcome to attend any class.

Please contact Mike Dempsey with any questions or concerns.

Classes are offered on a dana (generosity) basis.

This week we will focus on listening and taking things slowly. With luck, we’ll hit that sweet spot between high energy and easy confidence. There’ll be a lot to get through. So please come on time. We’ll warm up right at 10am and then dive into scene work.

Here is our schedule through September:
June  24
July 01, 08, 22
August 5, 19
September 9, 23
Until Saturday, I leave you with the following:
“They tell you from the beginning that your partner is the bigger thing, that the scene is the bigger thing, that the moment is the bigger thing.” — TJ Jagadowski
“Make your scene about one thing. That one thing with be the ‘game’ of your scene. If all of the players on stage are trained in how to detect and notice that one thing, you can all stay on the same page and focus on it, build it together.  A lot of it comes down to: Start your scene. Commit. And listen hard enough that you notice the first unusual thing about the scene. When you notice the first unusual thing, start asking yourself, ‘If that’s true, what else is true?’” — Chris Gerhard

Much Metta,


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