How it works:
Picture this: you’re given a project. You have limited time. You have to scramble to gather your resources. You need to respond well, act fast, and work together with your partners to make the project a success. Did I just describe a stressful day on the job or an improvisational scene? The Improv Works! Workshop will allow employees to come together and work on teamwork, leadership, listening, and risk taking, while having an absolute blast. Employees will be forced out of their comfort zones while relying on each other to make improvisational scenes work. The skills used in improv directly correlate to interaction in the office, and employees who improv together will experience an enhanced level of trust and camaraderie during their day-to-day work life.
First, employees will work in a large group to build the essential skills used in improv, we’ll play games and get silly together to get everyone on the same page. No performance or improv experience necessary; we’re all on the same team. Then we’ll work on the basic skills needed in every improv scene such as listening, accepting, and commitment, we’ll also learn some of the common improv forms. In smaller teams, we will build on these skills, and run short scenes. Here, employees will put the basic skills to work, depending on their scene partners to help them create a coherent story, make it matter, and bring it all together with a resolution. Later, each of these small teams will get the chance to show off what they’ve learned to the others as we all perform for the whole group.
Duration – Two hours minimum. Hiring notice – Two weeks minimum. (Service unavailable two weeks prior to any Joint Productions mainstage show)
About the Artist
Comedy, Collaboration, and Chaos. Joint Productions is a not-for profit company committed to the development of the arts with a focus on comedy and collaboration. We strive to produce thought -provoking and innovative theatre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Founded in 2012 by Alix Reynolds, Joint Productions aims to provide a vehicle for new artists to propel themselves into the professional theatre industry by creating high quality theatre that resonates with audiences while providing a professional work environment where artists can grow.