How to Human
We understand. You forgot how to talk. All the words come out wrong and certain words seem to have vanished entirely from your brain.
In this workshop, we’ll have fun with applying improv principles and practices to connecting to any ol’ human being in your midst. We’ll turn the lights back on in your brain, laugh, connect authentically, and follow the flow of conversation. This isn’t about performing comedy- it’s about being comfortable chatting it up.
Bonus: small talk will be easier (and deeper) than ever.
All welcome- experienced improvisers or those just looking to jump back into society in a fun, confidence-boosting environment!
Taught by Sea Tea Improv Managing Director & generally friendly presence Julia Pistell.
About the Instructor: Julia Pistell has performed in hundreds of improv shows across the country. A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, she was a member of both undefeated CT Cage Match teams, as well as the undefeated Upright Citizens Brigade Indie Cage Match championships. She is in the Advanced Study program at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied under Will Hines, Shannon O'Neill, Chelsea Clarke, Ryan Karels, Erik Tanouye, and more. She has also studied unusual improvisational forms with Hot Cocoa Productions such as Campfire, Disaster Movie, and Spoken; is a co-creator of the parody show "Sex and the Sea Tea"; and assistant directed Knuckle Sandwich Production's "Disney Reality Show." Julia's improvisational technique focuses on finding character philosophies and combining narrative styles with games. She has taught improv through Sea Tea Improv and the Hartford Stage to adults and teens alike since 2010. She and Summar Elguindy brought eight all-star teens to Chicago in 2014 to perform improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy.