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A Saturday Dose of Fun (improv games for grownups with Henry Balzarini)


About This Event

Warning: This workshop may cause multiple moments of mirth, foster greater comfort in new situations, inspire creativity, lift your mood, release stress, make you more spontaneous, ease you into connecting enjoyably with other people and even make you laugh out loud.

Using improv games, we will become a fast thinking, in the moment, loose goose brigade.

You’ve been warned.

Here’s a little more about the content of the workshop from Henry: Although I’ll be using improv based exercises, they’ll be mostly warmup and group game activities. Not really improv scene or narrative building work. We will end with one or two short form improv performance type games, however. Focus will be on loosening up and having fun. If you are looking for serious improv study this won’t be it, but might be a good way to ease into it. That all said, the main objective is fun on a Saturday afternoon.

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday! $5–10 suggested donation per session. No improv experience necessary. Intended for adults. Limit of 15 please, so sign up now: email hbquit@hotmail.com.

about your host:
I’m Henry Balzarini and a native of Boston. In the 1980’s I lived in New York City where I studied acting and tapped into Big Apple essence. Then back to Boston, where I acted in various scripted roles and then found improv, and haven’t been the same since. I performed in improv groups and productions in Boston and Brattleboro, and taught teen groups in Keene, NH and most recently, Zoomed improv during the pandemic.

Many of the surefire routes to joy, in my life, have been the times I’ve spent doing improv-based activities, whether it’s creating, playing, performing or just transforming a moment. To me it’s more a state of mind/being. When I watch the joy and transformation that comes about when people play improv games and work together as a group, I’m transformed as well. In a safe setting, participants, especially adults, can let loose and go places they never thought they could. It’s the act of letting go, of enjoying a perfect synthesis of minds. It’s all made me a better person. It’s time again to share that joy.

Event Details

Date & Time: April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Event Cost: $5 – $10
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Event Venue

Venue Name: The LAVA Center
324 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States