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Philly Improv Theater


with Devin Preston


Improv for Gamers

In this five-week improv workshop for gamers, we will incorporate improv activities that encourage a sense of playful fun and spontaneity. You’ll learn and practice a variety of skills and concepts that blend improv techniques with elements relevant to gaming and role play. Here’s just some of what will be covered:

Character Development: Explore techniques to create and develop unique and interesting characters for gaming sessions. Develop character motivations, backstories, and quirks.

Storytelling: Improv techniques can be used to enhance storytelling skills. You’ll learn how to create engaging narratives on the spot, adding depth and excitement to your gaming experiences.

World/Scene Building: Improv often involves creating scenes on the fly. Gamers can benefit from learning how to build immersive and dynamic scenes during gameplay, making the experience more enjoyable for themselves and others.

Quick Thinking and Decision-Making: Improv encourages quick thinking and adaptability. Gamers may practice making decisions on the spot, responding to unexpected situations, and thinking creatively to overcome challenges in the game.

Collaboration and Teamwork: Improv is inherently collaborative, and participants develop teamwork skills. This is particularly valuable in group gaming scenarios where effective communication and collaboration are essential.

Building Confidence: Improv can help you build confidence in your abilities, both in improvisation and in gaming roles. More confidence leads to more engaging gameplay.

Non-Verbal Communication: Improv often emphasizes non-verbal communication cues. This can be beneficial in gaming, where players may need to convey information or intentions without explicitly stating them.

Adaptation to Different Game Genres: Learn how to adapt improv techniques to different gaming genres, whether it's fantasy, sci-fi, horror, or others.

Participants can expect a mix of practical exercises, group activities, and discussions to enhance their improv and gaming skills.

Meets once a week for five weeks.

Prerequisites: Prefered level 101 improv from any training center or permission from the Education Director.

Adults 18+





Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5

Time: 1:00 P.m.  – 3:00pm

Make-Up/Snow Day: SUNDAY 5/12/2024 (Mother's Day)  1:00 p.m.

Class Room: SMITH (this is an acessible space)


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


About the Instructor:

Devin is an actor and deviser based in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts / Pig Iron Devised Performance Program. Devin grew up in Alaska, studied Physics at Notre Dame, built data centers in Des Moines, and somehow wound up at clown school.

What others say:

"Devin is a great teacher! He made class comfortable, fun, and challenging!"

"Devin brings so much richness and intention into his curriculum...I most valued his ability to meet people of different skill levels where they're at with appropriately challenging insights and guidance."

"Devin will challenge you in class, and give you the focus to improve. He knows that being funny and being not funny are both on the path to improving."

Payment plan available: $122 deposit plus 1 payment of $123.00, paid every four weeks.
  • Apr 7 - May 5th, 2024
    Sun for 5 weeks from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Hamilton Family Arts Center


62 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 Get directions

Room: Smith

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