IMPROV 107: Improv For Veterans
Improv 107 is designed to teach the basic skills of comedy improvisation (including dynamic communication, agreement, positivity, active listening, spontaneity, empathy and flexibility) to veterans and active military. This improv class won't just teach you how to be funny; it will make you a better collaborator, more supportive and help you communicate complex ideas to both personal and professional audiences.
Improv 107 students will learn:
- how to be fearless and funny public speakers;
- how to actively listen and develop empathy and compassion;
- how to be more "present," both at work and at home;
- the underlying logic of comedy; and
- the art of non-verbal communication.
See how improv can make you a more effective communicator, approachable, and collaborative! You'll benefit from the experience of a program that has trained hundreds of working professionals from across North Carolina.
Improv? For Veterans? Check out what NPR has to say.
Class runs for 2 hours each week, followed by optional networking "office hours" afterwards at a local restaurant.
No comedy or theater experience is necessary.
FREE show Admission while enrolled.
- Wednesday, July 12th @ 7PM
- Wednesday, July 19th @ 7PM
- Wednesday, July 26th @ 7PM
- Wednesday, Aug 2nd @ 7PM
- Wednesday, Aug 9th @ 7PM
- Wednesday, Aug 16th @ 7PM
Showcase Show: Tuesday August 22nd @ 7PM
Instructor Bio: Zach Ward
Zach Ward, owner and Artistic Director of DSI Comedy, founder and Chief Optimist of YesAndLife, founder and Executive Producer of the NC Comedy Arts Festival, has consulted and delivered programs internationally for clients including TEDx, Procter & Gamble, Comcast, Motorola, Cisco, Biogen, GSK, Old Navy, YMCA, and Citrix. Zach has developed a passion for applied improvisation & comedy over the last 20 years, and, for more than a decade, an obsession with compassion, empathy, organizational development and business. In addition to professional speaking, coaching and team building, Zach provides comedy talent for events all across the country. He practices “Yes, And” with his own employees, and with his 4 year-old son, every day.
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