Improvisation Theatre Class

December 16, 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.

Until Saturday, I leave you with the following:


“What we hope for most of all from a work of art is that it will move us so deeply, and broaden our sense of human possibilities so dramatically, that our very characters will be altered in a good and permanent way. I do not know how many of you have experienced this, but a work of art — a work of popular art or high art — can make us want to change our lives. Watching a film at the right time, or seeing a sculpture like the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, or reading Dante’s Divine Comedy, can function as a catalyst for desiring and groping toward a change of heart, toward an important augmentation of perspective.” — Chip Hughes
The purpose of theatre is] the liberation of the people. The possibility of this country liberating itself. I’m not talking about tearing down buildings and things like that. I’m talking about personal liberation. … To me it’s very important that the people get a little heart and spirit back.” — Paul Sills
No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.” — Amy Poehler

Much Metta,


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