How To Improvise Without Thinking

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IMPROV: How To Improvise Without Thinking

Regular Fee:$25.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Sold out.
Registration:This class is sold out.
Start Date:Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

Thinking about the rules while you're onstage? Stuck in your head? Thinking about what you're going to say before you say it?

Using a variety of exercises to pull you out of your head and making small adjustments to your natural inclinations onstage, Micah Sherman will get your a mind to a place where it is truly improvising again. This workshop emphasizes stage time rather than sitting and talking about improv theory.


MICAH SHERMAN is an alumnus of the Chapel Hill High School Improv Company as well as the SECOND CITY and iO Theaters in Chicago, Improv Asylum and ImprovBoston and he currently performs regularly at the People's Improv Theater in New York City. He also performed musical improv with BABY WANTS CANDY at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Micah has been in movies and on television (TV!) but really it’s his improv you’re interested in, isn’t it? Now go here.

This workshop is 2 1/2 hours.

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Class Dates and Times*

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 6:30 pm DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Paula Pazderka

Paula Pazderka

Paula has been performing improv and sketch comedy for over a decade. Paula trained in Chicago, studying the art of improvisation with Mick Napier, Charna Halpern, Noah Gregoropoulos, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill.

A former COMEDYSPORTZ CHICAGO ensemble member, Paula dazzled audiences improvising with THE PLACEBO EFFECT, The SPEAKEASY PLAYERS, and CHEETARAH, performing at some of Chicago’s finest improv theaters (IMPROV OLYMPIC, THE PLAYGROUND THEATER, SPEAKEASY TAVERN, and DONNY’S SKYBOX). A writer as well as performer of sketch comedy, Paula is one third of the sketch troupe ASTERISKS which appeared in THE CHICAGO SKETCHFEST from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, she performed her solo show BACKFIRE at Chicago’s PROP THEATER’S RHINOFEST and BEST SHOW EVER at DSI COMEDY THEATER.

Since moving to North Carolina in June of 2007, after receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paula has continued to study comedy at DSI with Zach Ward. She currently teaches and coaches at DSI, as well as performing with MISTER DIPLOMAT.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.