Are you ready to laugh and have fun while engaging your brain in healthy play? In this class, we’ll play the games that professional improvisational comedians play to loosen their brains up and be ready for anything. This is NOT a performance class. Think of it as a playdate with your friends. We will fail. A lot. That’s part of it. We’ll also laugh a lot. We’ll try again, and we’ll succeed, and then we’ll fail again. Improvisation helps us tap into creativity and gets us out of our standard ways of thinking. Researchers in a 2020 study found that improv “can increase creativity, decrease social anxiety, and increase our ability to tolerate uncertainty”. Come ready to laugh, say yes, and try new ways of playing.
GeGe Beall has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and has been a professional improv comedian at ComedySportz Richmond for ten years where she performs several times a month. In addition, GeGe performs with an improv group called “Upstaged” who improvise a 20-min. sitcom set in the 1960’s and she is a member of Bardilicious, an improv Shakespeare troupe. GeGe also teaches these improv games at the LifeLong Learning Institute to students over 50.