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Anxiety Friendly Improv


Anxiety Friendly Improv


with Adam Taupin

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Anxiety Friendly Improv

Join us and see how improv can improve your confidence and help you in your day-to-day life, even in those awkward, anti-social, shy, frustrating, quiet, ANXIOUS moments! Designed for people who want to learn improv in a low pressure environment with "like-feeling" people. This class will employ basic 101 level improv exercises and games to help you play, laugh, and learn new ways to connect and communicate.   Meets once a week for eight weeks. 

Important note: This course is NOT therapy, nor does it substitute therapy.

Prerequisites: None! No improv experience or clinical diagnosis for anxiety required to participate. 

Adults 18+ who experience anxiety, shyness, or high levels of self-consciousness or who wish to experience improv with a group of people (and an improv coach) who understand their feelings, in a supportive, accepting environment.



Dates: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 5/1, 5/8

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Make-up/Snow Date: 5/15

Showcase Date/Time: TBD weekend of May 17 -19

Class Room: Brown-Martin (all classrooms are accessible spaces)

Theater Location: Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106


About the Instructor:

Adam is a psychologist with a private practice in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia specializing in work with individuals who identify as Neuro-diverse - especially folks on the Autism Spectrum. After graduating with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology in 2018, Adam began infusing improv techniques into his work in order to empower individuals who may struggle with confidence in social settings. He has taken many classes at PHIT and has been performing Improv since 2013. He designed and teaches the Anxiety Friendly Improv curriculum at PHIT - an innovative course specifically designed to cater to the needs of neourodiverse individuals. In addition, Adam leads other Core level improv classes at PHIT and can be seen playing with the PHIT improv team Teachers Lounge.

What Others Say:

"Adam clearly explained the concepts and provided an excellent introduction to improv."

"Such a sweet guy! Very empathic, open, and supporting. Good at giving notes. I really appreciated Adam's willingness to get super weird with us during games (pass the face, bunny bunny, hotspot etc.)."



A note from The Training Center (1/24/2024)

[effective immediately, our fees have increased by $5 due to a raise in costs from our service provider. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.]

Payment plan available: $175 deposit plus 2 payments of $69.66, paid weekly. Final payment of $69.68.

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