Currently, I am working with the COMEDY HALL of FAME (CHF) to bring Improv into NYC schools thru workshops, residency programs and full accreditted prorams. Also we are offer professional development for teachers. In additional to being tons of fun and great theatrical training, Improv teaches both students and teachers to communicate with their peers as well as being better public speakers. Improv focuses on being in the moment and listening to your partner and environment. Better listeners make far better learners. For students, we focus on literacy as well. Creative thinking inspires the search for new and exciting ideas to feed an active mind. Many of our students tell us how they have a new found love for reading history non-fiction as well as literary classics including Shakespeare. We teach that the best Improv actors can riff on any subject, and this comes from reading both the classics and current news items. We are creating future professionals that are much more aware of the world beyond the neighborhood.
I have to really commend the CHF for seeing the improtance of this traingin in the schools. We offer corporate workshops to many large institutions - including 7-figure managers. The best team requires intensive communication skills. CHF realized, well - WHAT IF WE CAN TEACH THESE SKILLS TO MORE STUDENTS BEFORE ENTERING THE WORKFORCE?
And that is the ultimate goal.
NOW OFFERING IMPROV 4 KIDS classes for FALL 2010: