Improvisation Theatre Class

February 3, 2018 @ 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:

Deep within us all, emergent when the noise of other appetites is stilled, there is a drive to know, to understand, to see why, to discover the reason, to find the cause, to explain. Just what is wanted, has many names. In what precisely it consists, is a matter of dispute. But the fact of inquiry is beyond all doubt. It can absorb us. It can keep us for hours, day after day, year after year, in the narrow prison of a study or laboratory. It can send us on dangerous voyages of exploration. It can withdraw us from other interests, other pursuits, other pleasures, other achievements. It can fill our waking thoughts, hide us from the world of ordinary affairs, invade the very fabric of our dreams. It can demand endless sacrifices that are made without regret though there is only the hope, never a certain promise, of success.” — Bernard Lonergan

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein
“When my scene partner offers me a big, playable gift — for instance, ‘You are the meanest person in the world!’ — I begin to wonder. What could I *have* that shows this gift? What could I *say* that shows this gift? What could I *do* that shows this gift? I could *have* a journal wherein I catalogued every mean thing I’ve done. I could *say* ‘You’re as right as you are ugly.’ Or I could *do* some mean like cross to my partner and break an egg over his head.” — Paul Vaillancourt

Much Metta,


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