Improv is a type of performance that uses audience suggestions to create spontaneous scenes and stories. Doing improv exercises can help you think and speak on your feet, listen more carefully, and collaborate with team members. This interactive workshop will introduce you to some basic improv activities and games that you can use to get out of your head and speak more spontaneously. The workshop will give all participants a chance to practice the activities in breakout rooms with group members.
- Kate E. Britt, JD MLIS
Kate is a reference librarian for the University of Michigan Law School. She received her law degree and Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Auburn University. Kate graduated from the Pointless School of Improv. She performs with several independent troupes, as well as the Pointless 2020 incubator team, Community Garden Party.
- Linh Huynh, M.A.
Linh Huynh is an Assistant Director at the University of Michigan where she oversees mentorship programs for incoming students. Linh received her Master’s degree in Higher Education at the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Linh graduated from the Ann Arbor’s Pointless School of Improv in 2019 and performs with several troupes as well as the Pointless 2020 incubator team, Community Garden Party.
- Sally Thelen, M.Ed.
Sally has taught English as a Second Language in the United States, Brazil, and Asia and currently works as an Assessment Specialist at University of Michigan’s Michigan Language Assessment. Sally has studied improv in various training programs, including Ann Arbor’s Pointless School of Improv, and has performed with ComedySportz in Buffalo, NY, and Pirates of the Dotombori in Osaka, Japan. Sally has also taught theatre and performance workshops for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.