Introduction to Comedy Improvisation: The Power of “Yes” with Megan Mack

  • Introduction to Comedy Improvisation: The Power of “Yes”

    Join Megan Mack in her Leadership Day workshop where she presents on ways to use improv to improve your daily interactions!

    Leadership Day Presentation Description:

    By saying one simple word – “yes” – you can transform a blank stage into scenes filled with characters, objects, and ideas. Saying “yes” can also transform your interactions with coworkers, clients, friends, and family by creating an environment of positivity where there are no mistakes and every idea is a gift. “Yes, and” is the foundation of improvisation – the art of making everything up on the spot. Saying “yes, and” is more difficult than it sounds; from the theater to the boardroom, “no, but” is the common response, and it can create unexpected hurdles in your life. In this workshop, you’ll play theatre games to learn the fundamentals of improv, including agreement, teamwork, and developing a sense of play. Improv is an art form and a tool for life: it can help you become a better listener, public speaker, problem solver, and creative thinker. By the end of this class, you’ll walk away with newly found confidence on stage and in your daily interactions.

    Megan’s Biography:

    Megan Mack is an improviser, sketch comedy writer, and radio and television producer. She is a graduate of the Conservatory and Writing programs at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto, and has studied with Jimmy Carrane, Armando Diaz, Susan Messing, and T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi. Megan performs improv and sketch comedy with two Rochester-based troupes – Thank You Kiss and Canary in a Coal Mine – and coaches improv teams throughout the Rochester area. She also teaches workshops at the Rochester Brainery, Writers & Books, and the Focus Theater. By day, she’s the producer of Connections with Evan Dawson at WXXI Radio.

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    This year’s conference is held from Sunday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 27 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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