Improv is a Great Tool for Everyone

Improv isn’t just for Comedians and Performers. It teaches skills for life: clearer communication, faster thinking, improved creativity and confidence, and more. But don’t take our word for it, listen to what LMA Students have to say about their experience and then read: Who Should Take Improv & Why.

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Let’s Get Down to Business

Looking for ways to bring improved communication and presentation skills into your workplace? Want to increase your staff's self confidence and Executive presence? Or maybe you could use some new tools for innovation and idea generation? Our team-building, silo-busting Corporate Training Programs could be just the ticket.

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Local Hero in the House!

LMA is thrilled to welcome our first Australia based Instructor to the roster - David Evans! David has been actively involved in the Improv, performance and acting community since moving to Oz from Brooklyn, NYC in 2013. His Aussie TV credits include: Neighbours, Offspring, House Husbands & The Worst Year of My Life, Again.

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CURRENT & UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

8-Week Basic Improv (Level 1) w. David Evans

In this 8-week workshop you'll learn exercises and play games that improve creative thinking, problem solving, idea generation, teamwork, communication skills and self-confidence - all while living in the moment and having a rollicking good time.

Skills You Will Develop:

  • Being Present and Aware
  • Committing to an Idea
  • Listening - in Life and On Stage
  • Eliminating Pre-planning of Lines
  • Reacting, not Acting
  • Playing the Reality of a Situation without Trying to be Funny
  • Being more Accepting

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Early Bird Pricing Ends: Jan. 26th

Students & Teachers Agree

Improv Gives You:

  • Increased Confidence
  • Improved Creativity
  • Superior Communication Skills
  • Better Listening Skills
  • Faster Comprehension

Fundamentals Include:

  • Character & Situation Work
  • Labelling
  • Emotional & Physical Choices
  • Taking care of your Partners
  • "Yes, and…" & "Don't deny"

FREE Improv Workouts w. Sam Jenkins

LMA's Bi-Weekly Workouts (that's fortnightly) are a great way to keep those Improv skills fresh in-between workshops. Open to all Improvisors with at least Level 1 (Basic) Improv training at LMA or elsewhere. And yes, they're free, although we do ask that you consider donating to your "Instructor's Bar Tab."

No Registration Necessary – Just Show Up!

First and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30pm at The Local Taphouse (upstairs) in Sydney. Led by Sam Jenkins or David Evans depending on avails. Contact us for info about Workouts in Brisbane or Melbourne, and if you're interested in leading some, we'd love to hear from you.

Improv Can Turn You into a Superhero!

Special Guest Instructor Greg Tindale shares his thoughts on how Improv gives you special skills and discusses his teaching style.

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Convince Your Boss!

We’ve written a template letter you can use to help convince your Boss to fund your attendance at a Laugh-Masters Academy Workshop. Just fill in the blanks, print it out, or copy and paste it into an email. We’ve even included some links to media articles about the benefits of improv in business. Download it as TXT / DOC now.

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Improv in Business: Real Estate

Special Guest Instructor, Greg Tindale is a Realtor by day and a Washington Improv Theater performer by night. Here he is getting some recognition in his local newspaper for how he puts improv skills to use in his day job. Reprinted from The Dupont Current, written by Beth Cope. Local Realtor puts his Varied Improv Tricks to Work with his People Skills…. Read more

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The Thrilling Adventure Hour is Nigh + Ticket Giveaway!

It may be less improv and more scripted, but the  LA-based staged show & hit podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour has world class improvisors in the cast – and guess what? They’re coming to Sydney – and we’ve got a double pass to give away! When Thrilling Adventure Hour co-creators and writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker… Read more

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Hey Fools! FREE Bi-Weekly Workouts Start April 1

LMA Bi-Weekly (fortnightly) Workouts begin in Sydney on April Fools Day at our new partner venue, The Local Taphouse. Weekly Workouts are a great way to keep those improv skills active in-between Workshops, best of all they’re free to all LMA Alumni and friends with prior improv training. WHERE: The Local Taphouse 122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, NSW… Read more

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15 Reminders for Every Improviser

LMA is pleased to bring you these fifteen great reminders from Andel Sudik: We all hit plateaus in improv. After you’ve been improvising for a while, you might not even realise you forgot some of the things that made improv magic for you to begin with. I teach improv– and while I remember to tell my students these things, I… Read more

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Sam Jenkins’ “Rules” of Improv – Part 3

Laugh-Masters Academy is proud to bring you this 3-part series outlining some of the “rules” of improv by Sam Jenkins. His list is a great reference and we look forward to reading his forthcoming book on the subject soon. In the meantime, if you want to learn how to put these rules into practice, or simply polish… Read more

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Dear Actors, Sorry…

Dear Actors, We know you’ve been burned. We know there’s lots of cowboy outfits out there teaching all sorts of “improv” classes, and from what we’ve been told, chances are you didn’t quite get what you’d hoped for from your last one. Maybe you took a class led by someone who attended one or two workshops at a school in LA or… Read more

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Local Hero in the House!

LMA is thrilled to announce the addition of our first Australia based Instructor to the roster. Welcome David Evans! David has been actively involved in the Improvisation, performance and acting community since moving to Australia from Brooklyn, New York in 2013. After studying for two consecutive years with The Improv Conspiracy in Melbourne, he was a member… Read more

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