Improv Surgery

Improv Surgery

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Sun 23 Feb 2020, 12:30 to 14:30
£14 / £7 (Very low income) / £24 (Supporter)
City Art Centre
2 Market St
EH1 1DE Edinburgh

Improvised, fun games which allow participants to discover how to be quick, creative and confident in thoughts, actions and communication. 

Have you ever felt 'I couldn't do that’, ‘I'm not funny’, ‘I'm not fast enough’, ‘I'm not that creative'?

We’ll use the types of games played on Whose Line Is It Anyway? to help break out of those self-constrained limits, explore our own creative expression and find a place of confident self-communication. They are all easy to participate in.

We’ll play attention and listening games to quiet down the inner voice of uncertainty; paired activities to help feel comfortable interacting; and engage in a variety of short games - either individually or in two, threes or fours - to explore our hidden personal communication talents.

No game is compulsory, but they are so much fun that even the shyest of participants becomes increasingly intrepid as the session goes on.

Sunday Saver Ticket: Buy a ticket for this workshop and get one for Jannica Honey's talk and stunning exhibition When the Blackbird Sings or the extraordinary Playback Theatre for just an extra £2. Buy a Sunday Saver Ticket here.

Event Leader

Claire MacLaine
Improv Surgery

Professionally Claire has been a speech and language therapist in adult neurology specialising in social skills retraining after traumatic brain injury. She is now a Rehabilitation Specialist Case Manager for catastophic injury.

She has also been a clinical educator, adult trainer, researcher and conference speaker on the neuroscience of human communication.

With a background in improvisation, stand up comedy, and story-telling she runs improv workshops to equip women to feel more creative and confident in their self-expression. EDUTAINMENT is her joy.