Studying improv, as I’ve related here before, has been a tremendous boon to my life: it’s evolved me in a whole host of ways, and I’m the much better for sucking up my courage and walking up those stairs at the Haviland Club in the fall of 2021 and diving in.
Laurie Murphy’s improv classes are back for a new season starting Monday, January 2, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society.
I encourage you to try it out, even if—especially if—you turn white at the thought of getting outside of yourself to the degree that improv requires. Laurie is a patient teacher with a great capacity for stretching people. The saving grace of improv, and what makes it possible—indeed, optimal—for introverts is that we’re all in it together: being silly together is nothing at all like being silly alone (or being silly in front of a group, by yourself), and there’s a tremendous feeling of safety that comes from the shared vulnerability of it all.
Classes are $35 each or 5 classes for $150. If you have any questions or concerns, you can ask Laurie.