Improv Training and Community
The Adventure Project, in conjunction with The Limelight Theatre, offers a diverse range of services that teach soft skills easily translated to real life experiences. From middle school kids making connections in a supportive environment to senior centers keeping their residents agile through brain exercises, these Improv classes are a valuable addition to your overall health.
Living a life bursting with adventure has many benefits to your mind, body and soul. Here are just a few of them:
- Increased confidence and comfort in social settings
- Improved public speaking skills and acting abilities
- Improved listening and observation skills
- Enhanced creative-thinking, decision-making and brainstorming abilities
- Team development skills and increased social intelligence skills
So be in the moment, forget the stress of everyday life and include The Adventure Project in your next adventure. The following classes will be offered:
Level One – Improv Basics
- August 19 through September 30 (No class on Labor Day)
- Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
- Early Bird Registration through August 12: $145
- Regular Registration August 13 – 18: $155
- Register here
Throughout this 6-week course, students will explore the basic concepts of improvisation in a warm, safe and supportive environment. The class is designed to build self-confidence and explore creativity using the fundamentals of improvisation. Designed for both actors and non-actors, it will expose students to:
- Being – and reacting — in the moment.
- Accepting and building on gifts from other classmates.
- Embracing – and using — failure.
- Co-creating with others (listening, communicating, giving & taking focus).
- Thriving in an unscripted environment.
- Students leaving this course will have a working understanding of the basic fundamentals of improvisational theater as well as an increased appreciation, and comfort, with being on stage without a script.
Level Two – Improv Basics
- August 20 through October 1 (No class on September 3)
- Pre-requisite: Level 1
- Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
- Early Bird Registration through August 13: $145
- Regular Registration August 14 – 19: $155
- Register here
Level 2 Improv expands on fundamentals learned in Level 1 Improv in the same warm, safe and supportive environment. Continue building self-confidence and exploring creativity while engaging in a higher level of the “yes, and…” concept. Play short form improv games while also learning the foundations for solid scene work in a co-creative space that highlights reacting in the moment, giving and taking focus, active listening and failing with grace in an unscripted environment – on stage and off. Class culminates in a student showcase.
Level Four – Improv
- August 21 through October 2 (No class on September 11)
- Pre-requisite Level One & Two
- Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
- Early Bird Registration through August 14: $145
- Regular Registration August 15 – 20: $155
- Register here
After learning the improv language, how to create characters, and, how to build relationships with that language and those characters, what will students do next? Create great scenes of course! Students will lay a solid foundation for scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the action. Class culminates in a student showcase.
Instructor – Amy Angelilli
Amy Angelilli: Chief Adventure Officer – The Adventure Project
A seasoned improvisational theater performer of more than 15 years, Amy Angelilli also teaches classes for the stage and facilitates workshops for real world personal and professional application. She is a graduate of Philadelphia’s ComedySportz School of Improvisation and Denver’s Bovine Metropolis Theater School of Improvisation. She has performed in the 2018 Countdown Improv Festival, the 2018 Alaska State Improv Festival, the 2017 3-2-1 Improv Festival, the 2017 Omaha Improv Festival, the 2017 Miami Improv Festival, the 2018, 2017 and 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festivals, the 2016 and 2015 Tampa Improv Festivals, the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival, the 2015 and 2014 Colorado Improv Festivals, Duofest 2015 and the 2014 Denver Improv Festival. She currently plays in “Tiny Town” – secrets of St. Augustine revealed through audience suggestions, “It’s All About Amy” – the story of her life, and, “3 Blind Dates” – a romantic comedy. These unscripted theater experiences she created, directs and produces. As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, she has facilitated “playshops” for adult summer camps, spiritual centers, yoga communities, retreats and businesses. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and has presented at the 2017, 2015 and 2014 Applied Improvisation Network World Conferences. Currently she heads up a five-level improv training center at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Florida. She has facilitated play experiences for people from 9 to 92 and every age in between – at home and abroad. She believes anyone can benefit from an improv mindset. For more about her adventures, visit www.adventure-project.com.