Everybody's shy. Even the blatant exhibitionist is distracting us from some more private part. Which of the eight sorts of 'shy' are you? And how has it inhibited your potential effectiveness in the world?
We won't analyze the 'why's" of your shyness, but this series of exercises and games will move you quickly past any social distortions, inhibitions and behavioral apologies that block you from expressing your fullest presence in your work world or social life, and have you playing full out with like minded strangers in three hours.
In this workshop you reroute your behavior into the possible future of YOU !
Prerequisite: Desire to play more fully with others personally and professionally.
A one weekend day, three-hour workshop, with an option to continue for subsequent weeks. $50 per class.
the reviews are in for charismatizing improvising!
"A real find. . .the most individually-oriented improv teacher I've experienced... playful, energizing, and terrific fun, with everyone comfortable at their own skill level, and challenged safely to stretch."
-- BONNIE MACBIRD,
UCLA SCREENWRITING INSTRUCTOR
“. . . teaches how to brainstorm and think outside of the box..provides a writer with whole new ways in which to develop stories. . . the ability to think and act quickly, which is vital for a writer when he must "work" the room."
-- CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART,
EXEC. STORY EDITOR, WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY
"The exercises help you to think without "acting" and then act without thinking... You...go for it and the results can be magical and hysterical!"
-- LORI TRITEL,
"I learned life isn't about quietly waiting my turn on the "sidelines"; it's about playing, participating, and having fun. And I'm more creative and effective in my career as a result."
-- JEFF EDELSTEIN,
"One of my teachers recommended Melanie's guidance in close listening and "deep presence," exactly the skills I was lacking from prior classes. Melanie has a way of zeroing in on what each student needs, her workshops are great, filled with fun, supportive students.
-- KEITH "LUCKY" LEHRER,
DRUMMER, CIRCLE JERKS, ATTORNEY,
MEMBER MPG IMPROV GROUP
"I guesss I didn't appreciate how well your class was run until I tried a few other improv classes! It just wasn't the same. I really wished I was sitting in your class, getting your great notes and growing as I once did every Thursday night! I grew so much with you!"
-- STEPHEN BUSKEN, ACTOR