The healing properties of comedy is evident in its spirited cult-like following and the community it hosts, especially here in New York City. By exercising the guidelines of improv, you are exercising muscles to actively cope with stages of grief or loss or even just a bad day. Therefore by practicing improv you are healing yourself, right there in the moment and also exercising muscles of self awareness, active listening, forgiveness, and supporting/connecting with others. If that doesn’t say self love and healing, what does people?! In this workshop we’ll learn improv basics/scene work, do exercises to get us out of our heads and into our bodies, and we’ll reflect on how these tools pertain to our everyday peaks and valleys. Get ready to laugh with a full heart! All levels of experience are welcome. "A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing." - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Hosted by Emma Rogers
Bio: Emma Rogers is a comedienne, writer, and person who performs at both the Magnet Theater and the People’s Improv Theater with her sketch teams Stockton and High Noon. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Annoyance Theater, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She directs a free sketch writing lab for all whom identify as women at the Magnet Theater called Lady Sketch Lab. Emma truly fell in love with comedy after losing her mother at a young age. It's easier to cope with unchangeable darkness when you can laugh through it! Afterall, that's what Mom would've wanted. It’s important to mention that though she will never admit it, Emma enjoys scribing about herself in the third person. Feel free to stalk her on IG @emrogering.