(TAMPA, Florida) – Stageworks Theatre, Tampa’s longest-running theatre company, is launching a new series of workshops called ImprovForLife.
Participants will have the chance to reignite their inner joy through the practice of improv. Students will explore the core elements of collaboration, build confidence and trust with themselves and others, improve communications skills, and feed their creative spirit.
Sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Participants can choose to drop in to individual classes or sign up for the entire eight-month course. Each month will focus on a specific topic including:
– Being present (August)
– Playing on ones strengths (September)
– Connection and community with others (October)
– Lifting your spirits (November)
– Letting go of attachments (December)
– Processing change (January)
– Self- love (February)
“We developed our curriculum in collaboration with mental health professionals,” said Stageworks’ Improv Director, Tiffany Ford. “In our busy world, improv can help us de-clutter our minds and provide a sense of empowerment in the act of creating something from nothing.”
“We hope that ImprovForLife will not only engage the community, but show how utilizing the arts can foster positive health and wellness,” said Karla Hartley, producing artistic director for Stageworks. “As the program grows, we hope to tap into the improv talent we know is here in Tampa Bay and branch out to hosting student improv performances and quarterly improv shows featuring local professionals.”
Each 90 minute class costs $15 or select all eight sessions for $100.
Anyone interested in the improv program can also attend a free Improv Open House and Workshop on July 19th at 7 p.m. to test out the course before signing up.
Stageworks Theatre is located in the Channel District at 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 151, Tampa.