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WELL 102 — Improv-ability: The Art of Agility in Everyday Life

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 10—May 15
Time: 6:00—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 12
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $560
Instructor(s): Lee Eisler-Duvall, Gary Grossman
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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6:00—9:00 pm (PT)
Apr 10—May 15
6 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 12
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Lee Eisler-Duvall, Gary Grossman
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
In work and life, we often run into situations that require an impromptu response, such as delivering an unplanned speech, motivating a team to reach their goals, or telling your story in a way that makes a difference. This workshop will offer creative new ways to think on your feet and expand your "improv-ability" comfort zone. In each class session, we will use theater games and techniques to explore improvisational skills designed to get the judge off your shoulder, develop in-the-moment presence, and grow quick impulse responses.

While continuing agility-building improv games, we will also begin to apply these newfound improv techniques to some real-life situations so you can gain a sense of ease and confidence in building strong relationships, interviewing for that new job, brainstorming creatively as a team, or using the power of story in different situations. Whether you are in a leadership position or an active member of a team or community, these skills will help you gain the agility to respond quickly and authentically to changing circumstances and rediscover a sense of play.

Founder and CEO, Presence Delivered

Lee Eisler-Duvall specializes in public presentation, storytelling, and improvisation in the work world. Her company focuses on developing each person’s unique voice and personal presence. She has been a professor at CSU Long Beach and Simon Fraser University.

Independent Theater Professional; Coach; Educator

Gary Grossman is the senior presence coach at Presence Delivered and has taught theater and improvisation at Academy of Art University, San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, and the Marin Shakespeare Company. He received an MFA in theater from CSU Long Beach.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.