“Laughter is the glue to loving life.” -- unknown author
Direct Feedback with Regina Saisi
Sunday 10-4 (with a one-hour lunchbreak)
For the experienced improvisor.
Up your game with this positive workshop. Get specific feedback from pro-improvisor Regina Saisi as she directs participants in improvised scenes and exercises. Regina has an eagle eye and knows how to make you look good!
Regina Saisi, a native of San Francisco, is an actor, improviser and teacher. She has taught at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, California Institute of the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Institute and is currently the Dean at the Bay Area Theater Sports Improv school. She has worked in venues throughout the United States as well as Belgium, Holland, Italy, Finland, France, Sweden, China, and Saudi Arabia teaching and performing improvisation. She is a founding member of True Fiction Magazine, helping pioneer longform improv and is a company member of BATS Improv.
Previous Master Series Workshops
Rafe Chase – Acting Long Form
Be “other people” and have their feelings as you explore the style and depth of acting needed to sustain an extended narrative. Through exercises and longform scenes, Rafe will help you learn to inhabit the moment your character is living, while staying open to the joys and surprises that improv can bring.
We’ve asked Tim Orr to come down to teach again! Tim is an International Improv Performer and Teacher. Known in the Bay Area for his work at BATS, Improv Playhouse of San Francisco, and the Improv troupe of “3 for All“. He’s a great teacher too.
Esalen Improv Workshop
Improv: Expanding Yourself with Laughter
March 3rd – 8th, 2019
Taught by Dixie Cox and Clifford Henderson
Yes! We’re heading back to Big Sur next Spring to teach another 5-day workshop at Esalen Institute. Join us for the ultimate experiential “Personal Retreat.“ This will be our 11th year to teach at Esalen.
Work your wit; activate your imagination, creativity, and spontaneity.
Improv is all the rage these days. Actress Emma Stone says: “You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.”
In this positive workshop, participants are guided through simple improv exercises aimed at personal expansion. Using the tenants of improv, such as trust and spontaneity, participants are encouraged to say “Yes” to situations offered to them by the group. We will also explore one of improv’s most compelling tools: status, the human pecking order. Participants familiarize themselves with the subtle clues they send and receive defining their status, and have a chance to try new body language and status choices.
It’s trying news ways of being without real-life consequences. It’s hilarious. It’s deep. It’s getting to the truth via the funny bone.
Rejuvenate your spirit through experiential play and laughter.
What past participants have said:
“It’s helped me become more of me.”
“It’s more fun than a ride on a fire truck!”
Check out Esalen Institute and all the possibilities.
Pamper yourself at this beautiful location on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, with hot mineral bathes, gourmet food, and our 5-day Improv workshop. It all happens March 3rd – 8th, 2019. It doesn’t get any better than this! Rejuvenate yourself with fun and laughter at this world class Retreat Center.
Prices start at $675 and go up according to your sleeping accommodations. One price covers everything.