Improv for Inclusion w/Stephanie Rae

  • Sat, Apr 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ColdTowne Theater

    1700 East 2nd Street
    Austin, Texas 78702
Ticket Price $80.00-$100.00 This event is now over

This playful, engaging workshop is for anyone and everyone, regardless of improv background. Participants will build confidence, flexibility, & collaboration skills, learn the importance of respectfully recognizing differences in lived experience, and be equipped with tools for confidently interrupting harm in both personal and professional environments.

Through a series of interactive theater games, we’ll explore how even the most dissimilar people can find connection, playfully examine the concept of privilege - and why no one should feel bad for having it but everyone should understand what it is, and practice the art of intentional interruption. By recognizing the differences in our lived experiences, we’ll connect with others more effectively and empathetically, and by playfully practicing intentional interruption, we’ll build the confidence needed to interrupt real-life harm. Finally, we’ll combine the entire session’s skills in a roleplay which challenges and empowers participants to act as equity advocates.

Being a strong ally and supporting inclusive spaces doesn’t have to be scary or hard. Join us in having fun with social equity!

STEPHANIE RAE is a career applied improv practitioner who is passionate about amplifying diverse voices. She’s guest played with everyone from ComedySportz to the Groundlings, taught improvisers from Louisiana to Liverpool, and worked with members of Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme as a performer & facilitator for Freestyle+. As founder and president of the Black Improv Alliance, she’s created free programming for improvisers of color worldwide and has worked with corporate clients including the onePULSE Foundation, The Executive Leadership Council, SC Johnson, and YouTube, among others. She also has a law degree from Georgetown - but mostly uses it to win arguments online.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

ColdTowne Theater

1700 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78702 ColdTowne Theater
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