Friday, June 23, 7:00pm -9:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am-9:00pm
Sunday June 25, 9:00 am-3:00pm
DESCRIPTION & THE SCHEDULE
Spend the weekend learning, playing, connecting, challenging yourself, and growing!
Improvisation is one of the quickest ways to develop comfort and skill speaking in front of crowds, becoming more at ease in social situations and connecting to joy and a child-like frame of mind.
This weekend experience, is suitable for all levels. No experience needed.
We will delve deeply into skills such as learning to be fully in the moment through deep listening /”yes, and”, exploring emotion for fuller range of expression and a multitude of tricks and tips to learn to get our of our heads and dive deeply into the now.
Be prepared for a creative infusion-
A weekend of lots of laughter, tons of learning and uninterrupted improv fun.
WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?
Anoo Tree Brod is an award winning actress and speaker who created Wild Mind Improv, A unique approach to transformation that is built in fun, play and connection. She has been a professional improviser for over 20 years performing with Actors Improv Company (formerly Transactors), Danny Canoe Improv as well as many other improv groups. She has taught thousands of students in various settings including corporations, organizations and Universities. People of many backgrounds rave about her ability to help them connect to themselves in new and exciting ways.
HER STUDENTS SAY THIS:
“I had been avoiding situations, especially social ones that involve speaking, for a long time. Somewhere along the way, I forgot how to just let go and have fun. Let me tell you – as an adult, I found fun again at Be Here Now Improv. I laughed with people I just met and awakened a light inside of me. It can be a shaky first step, walking over the line of comfort, but I soon realized it was such a freeing step to take. I’ll be back for more growth and of course, more fun!” ~Raqi DeView, Pinehurst, N.C.
“In life I can get nervous about saying the wrong thing, but it’s impossible to mess up when I do improv.
I never realized how much fun it would be to play pretend with adults.
In Improv with Anoo I get to be authentically myself with no judgment! I love that feeling of being able to be unashamedly silly.” ~Carlee Wintermute, Raleigh, N.C.
“Me and my husband took the workshop together. After learning “Yes, And” our relationship and communication really improved. It helped me have a new outlook on life and what I believe is possible in the world.” ~J.Scharer, Salem, Oregon
WHAT ARE SCHEDULE DETAILS?
Friday, June 23 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. BUILDING GROUP MIND
Go from feeling like a group of strangers to feeling a strange connection. Through simple team-building exercises and getting-to-know-you-games, the group will begin to build their group mind. Every participant is valued and valuable, creating a group mind that cannot be replicated. Group mind is about learning to get out of our own way so that we can truly let creativity and magic flow through us. Discover how entering this state will not only get you the most laughs but will help you create in a compelling way on stage.Focus will be on listening, support, affirmation and fun!
Saturday June 24
10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. BECOME SOMEONE ELSE: THE FUN OF CREATING CHARACTERS
Sometimes we need a break from our life and our point of view. Enter the magical word of CHARACTER CREATION. In improv we learn we can be anyone in the world. We can be the popular high school kid we never were, we can be the asshat boss we’re afraid to be in life, and we can be all ages and outer appearances because improv uses imagination to create. Learn to use body and voice to create realistic characters that are compelling for an audience to watch.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LUNCH/REST/OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BREAK
Free time to spend as you wish!
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. IMPROVISATION FOR LIFE
One of the most exciting parts of improv is the changes it helps individuals make in their lives. Whether building self-confidence, enhancing public speaking skills, allaying social anxiety or being more spontaneous and self-expressed….improv will help with all of it. We will continue building through “yes, and” & Group Mind while exploring the implications of the activities in “real-life” and how we can underscore these as we move about the world.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. REST/DINNER BREAK
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. SATURDAY NIGHT PLAY TIME: EXPRESS YO’SELF
Using some of the skills we have built from the day, we will play on stage for each other. Basic scenes and games that make the players feel supported on stage will be the focus. See what happens when you push emotional boundaries and allow yourself freedom of expression. Fake cry, yell, use your body and let your inner child run free in a safe and structured setting all while learning the profound value of using emotion on stage in improvisation.
SUNDAY 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. SCENE WORK SECRETS WORKSHOP
What makes a good scene? This workshop is all about DOING with lots of coaching to help you bring out your best. Learn tricks to get out of your head, be more committed and get the audience on your side. Get ready to have some scene work fun and learn a ton!
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK/FREE TIME
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. BRING IT ALL HOME WORKSHOP
In this workshop we will integrate all that we have learned and cement it so that you can bring it back to your life outside of the immersion whether you are in a improv group, want to be in a improv group or hate groups…we’ll make sure you leave with new life skills and improv insights.
TEXT ANOO WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Want a DOUBLE-SHOT of relaxation, learning and beauty? Add an extra night: Thursday, June 22!
Life Path Workshop: Discover Your Purpose, Live With Joy with Anoo Tree Brod
Here’s what past retreat attendees have had to say about our improv intensive weekends:
What an incredible weekend Improv Retreat! Two days of opening, connection , play and growth; community, vulnerability, support ; laughter, learning, and joy! -Hal Schnee , Aerial Performer
I feel so free while I’m in your classes! They are heartwarming & full of fun & creativity. You’re a great teacher who encourages me to expand my being!
I’ve taken several of Anoo’s classes and workshops. She’s got an almost magical ability to help you to be present in the moment. It’s really made a positive impact and helped me become a better listener.
– Chris Shrewsbury, Durham, NC
“As a comedian and actor, I highly recommend Anoo Tree Brod because I learned so many different techniques that enhanced my ability to land roles in movies, commercials, auditions, and enhance my comedic skills doing stand-up comedy.
In addition, Anoo’s relaxed atmosphere and relatable personality allows people to reach their full potential and achieve their long-term goals! Anoo is the best!”
Thanks again for one of the best life experiences I have ever had. Friendships were made that will last a lifetime…THANK YOU!
Being immersed for a full weekend in an environment of support, of “yes-and”, and of presence, was life changing and enriching in ways that continue to resonate with me a year later.
– Marcia Walker
I AM FEELIN THE VIBE…HOW DO I SAVE MY SPOT, YO?
To reserve your spot at the Rapid City Improv Retreat,
Friday- Sunday: $333
Thursday night Life Purpose workshop: $30
REGISTER BY CHECK OR BELOW:
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Anoo Tree Brod 109A Forsyth Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
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