Story Through Improv
Stop trying to be the next Faulkner and be the first you!
Learn to bypass your inner critic using the techniques of improvisation, mapping your experiences and turning seeming mistakes into gems that will delight your readers and inform your work in the arts and more.
Many of the basic tenets of improvisation--stay in the present, affirm, don't deny and assume, don't ask questions--serve as good ground rules for any storytelling, propelling your work into new and sometimes unexpected directions. Embrace them.
This class will involve creative exercises, group work, more science than you might expect, and no math.
Instructor: Matt Larsen is an artist, writer and performer who studied improv comedy under Del Close, Stephen Colbert and Martin de Maat and performed with numerous comedy greats. He co-wrote the Chicago Reader-recommended children's musical "The Paper Spaceship" as well as the kung fu musical "The Shadow of the Master," stay-at-home parenting articles, and articles for McSweeney's, Daily Science Fiction, Flashshot, and Golden Visions Magazine.
Details: Story Through Improv takes place Mondays June 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8pm remotely through Zoom.