Who says goofing around is only for kids? In this course, students will learn the fundamental skills of improvisation through play. Group games will get us up on our feet and exercising our brains. We’ll explore the power of saying yes to our own ideas and the ideas of others, the joy of laughing at our mistakes, and the confidence that positivity yields. All the skills we cover not only prepare someone for the stage but they also transfer to our everyday lives: active listening, building on the ideas of others, and collaborating effectively. Students can expect some light physical movement, participating in full class warm-ups, games with partners and in small groups, performing in front of their classmates, and loads of laughter! This class will culminate in a final performance that is not mandatory but highly encouraged.
Joey has been a performer since 2004. He joined Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre in 2007 and is now a touring member of their senior ensemble. Improv has taken Joey all over the continent from Portland to Atlanta and even Winnipeg! He is a Canadian Comedy Award winner and a Canadian Screen Award nominated actor