Why do people take improv classes?

  • To have fun
  • To loosen up, be more creative, and be more spontaneous
  • To perform improv comedy on stage
  • To improve their stand up comedy/juggling/live music/magic act
  • To be better at thinking on their feet
  • To help them through a life transition, such as a change of career or city
  • To ace job interviews
  • To become more relaxed and outgoing in social situations
  • To improve sales
  • To get over their fear of public speaking
  • To meet other people with similar interest
  • To add to their skills as an actor in film, TV, and theatre
  • To play better with their children
  • To form and improv troupe
  • To reduce fear and take more risks
  • To experience life in a fuller way

About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.

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