The Improv Your Writing workshops are designed for writers of all levels. No acting or improv experience is required. The only pre-requisites are imagination and a willingness to engage with your creativity and your classmates.
“I’m a [insert genre] writer, writing a [insert format]. Is this for me?"
If you write, you’re welcome here! We welcome writers working in any genre, and any format, be it comedy sketches, a novel, screenplays, stage plays, or audio drama. The exercises specifically genre- and format-agnostic, except when we play with genre for fun.
"Do I have to be an actor?" / "Do I have to be funny?"
No. The requirement to act, be funny, or come up with jokes on the spot will be downplayed here. This isn’t improv training for performance, though it may well inspire you to try that. This is improv to support your writing. That said, our workshops have elicited lots of laughs, even from students who would not describe themselves as funny.
Improv Your Writing workshops will teach you how to:
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"And by the way, everything in life is writeable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
– Sylvia Plath
HAVE THE GUTS...