Define Your Purpose with Improv
Define Your Purpose with Improv
What is improv? Most people know it as some sort of funny, fringe theatre experience with no script, or associate it with 20-something bearded bro-chelors with baseball hats and the 30 Rock writer's room.
Define Your Purpose with Improv is here to tell you that improv is for humans, period, end of conversation. Which means that improv is for you. Improv is for people looking to grow, learn, and define their purpose. And it can change your life.
In this class, we will explore the tenets of improv - serving the scene, giving and taking focus, embracing the bomb, editing, and of course, "Yes, And." We learn how improv is about being focused, honest, and listening - leading you to the best version of you.
Claim your space. Make your voice heard. Tell YOUR story.
INSTRUCTOR: CAMILLA MODESITT
FORMAT: 7 EMAILS, 7 DAYS
How it works
About the Instructor
Camilla Modesitt is an attorney, a charter school founder, and a mom of two teenage kids. As a charter school founder, Camilla is well-versed in start-up challenges, effective leadership, and most important, perseverance. Her passion is improving life experiences - personal or professional - with applied improv skills.
Excerpt from Class Day 1
Hay! Hello! If you’re here, you’re in the right place. And I’m so happy for you - because being here means you are a person looking to grow, learn, and define your purpose. You have made an excellent choice to learn more about improv and how it can change your life.
Let's dive in.
What is improv? Most people know it as some sort of funny, wacky, fringe theatre experience with no script, or associate it with 20-something bro-chelors with beards and baseball hats or the 30 Rock writer’s room. Lots of people confuse it for stand-up. In fact, for a long time (like four years) my dad would introduce me as “his daughter who does improv stand-up comedy.” Then he saw the movie “Don’t Think Twice,” and said to me, “I think I get what it is you do now.”
Being misunderstood is something we all deal with, right?
Let me be clear - improv is for EVERYONE. Ev-er-y-one. 20-something bachelors with beards and baseball hats, 30-something new moms, 40-something career women, 50-something single dads, 60-something moms with beards and baseball hats, 70-something new dads with careers - you get the picture. Me - I’m a quickly-approaching-50 mom of teenagers with gray hair and a permanent muffin top. Improv is for humans, period, end of conversation. Which means that improv is for you. I promise.
Surprisingly, improv isn’t so much that goofy, slapstick comedy that you see on Saturday Night Live. Improv is about being focused, honest, listening, and saying yes. It’s about sorting out the immediate best next step for the story you are telling. It’s about making a new choice when it’s time to make a new choice. And for women, wait, let me say that again - for all the INSANELY AMAZING WOMEN HERE (you) - it’s about claiming your space, making your voice heard, and telling YOUR story.
You know what else? I haven’t confirmed this statement with any scientists, but it’s so obvious, I feel like I don’t have to. Improv is actually a governing law of the universe. It’s like physics. It’s what organisms do, it’s what animals do, it’s what nature does all the time - adapt, collaborate, be. (If the lyrics to Ice, Ice Baby are running through your head right now, you’re not alone).