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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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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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 Weekly Workouts 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. Please note there may be a $5-10 fee to offset venue hire.

No Registration Necessary – Just Show Up!

LMA's Weekly Workouts are scheduled to begin in April on Wednesday evenings. Exact time and location TBA. Make sure to Like, Look & Follow LMA to be notified when they kick off.

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 convince your Boss to attend a Laugh-Masters Academy Workshop. Download it now: TXTDOC

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. This letter, accompanied with a cup of coffee, should be enough to get you here in January!

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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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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

David Evans - Improv Instructor at LMA

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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Sam Jenkins’ “Rules” of Improv – Part 2

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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Sam Jenkins’ “Rules” of Improv – Part 1

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… Read more

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Liam Neeson Does Improv All Wrong

http://youtu.be/MKTh7zBIcrM?t=1m50s Or Does He? This clip from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Life’s Too Short, could suggest that Liam Neeson doesn’t know a thing about Improv. Or, just that Ricky and Steven are geniuses. You decide. Either way, it’s a great excuse to remind everyone about Del Close‘s “Eleven Commandments” of Improv: You are all supporting actors. Always check your impulses…. Read more

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