Sacramento Comedy Foundation’s new program, Improv for Living (IFL), focuses on Applied Improvisation, where improvisational comedy classes are designed for daily life application. Improv for Living: Boomer Edition is a new class for people who consider themselves Baby Boomers, and is also accessible for people with energy and/or physical limitations.
The new IFL program is the brainchild of Liz Merry, who is also the instructor for the Boomer Edition class. Ms. Merry has studied improvisational comedy on and off since 1986. After retiring from a career in adult Solar Careers education due to health issues, Ms. Merry learned about Applied Improvisation and began producing AI workshops in 2017.
Liz Merry says the Improv for Living: Boomer Edition class “is targeted to self-described Baby Boomers, or folks who used a rotary phone, heard Walter Cronkite, and remember the moon landing.” Ms. Merry further explained “Applied Improv is not therapy in the traditional sense, but we do wrestle with real-life challenges through play, building emotional flexibility, and simply laughing it out.”
The six-session class uses fun exercises and games, playful mindfulness practice, and body awareness to practice positivity, focus, listening, resilience, and supporting your partner. While the class is not focused on performance, it is also a great way to learn the improv comedy basics.
According to Sacramento Comedy Foundation President, Brian Crall, “Our comedy school is dedicated to providing the best training available, and Applied Improvisation is the newest trend in improv. By offering non-performance oriented classes, we can reach, and bring more laughter to, a new demographic.”
Improv for Living: Boomer Edition begins Sunday, June 2, 2019
Open to Boomers with limited mobility and/or energy deficits.
1:00PM-3:00PM for Six Sessions
Pre-requisites: An interest in play and laughter and openness to change.
The class is limited to 12 participants.
Link to Register
Comedy Spot Training Center
915 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95811