Thursday 18 April 2024

IMPRObable Schools


Launching IMPRObable Schools: Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom

We are thrilled to announce the launch of IMPRObable Schools, an exciting new initiative by the Guernsey Improbables, aimed at integrating the dynamic and transformative power of improv into the educational experience. At IMPRObable Schools, we believe that the skills learned through improv are not just for the stage—they enrich the classroom and beyond by fostering creativity, confidence, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Why Improv in Schools?

The inclusion of improvisational theatre in educational settings offers myriad benefits. It nurtures a supportive environment where students can take risks and express themselves without fear of failure. This encourages creative thinking and boosts problem-solving abilities, essential skills in today’s ever-evolving world.

Benefits of Improv for Students:

  • Enhanced Creativity: Improv prompts students to think outside the box and generate ideas quickly, enhancing their creative thought processes.
  • Increased Confidence: Regular practice of improv can significantly boost self-esteem and improve public speaking skills, as students learn to trust their instincts and express their thoughts.
  • Improved Collaboration: Improv is inherently collaborative, requiring students to work closely together, listen actively, and support each other’s ideas.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Students learn to handle unexpected situations with ease and adapt to various roles and dynamics, fostering flexibility in both thought and action.

Our Offerings

At IMPRObable Schools, we cater to a diverse range of needs and educational goals through several targeted programs:

1. Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Designed for students interested in exploring the nuances of comedic writing and performance, these courses focus on the individual craft of creating and delivering stand-up comedy. It’s an excellent way for students to develop their unique voice and learn timing, a critical skill in both comedic and persuasive speaking.

2. Improv Workshops for Investigation and Discovery Week

Perfect for special school weeks focused on exploration and innovation, these workshops are tailored to complement themes of inquiry and discovery. They are designed to be fun and engaging, helping students to unleash their creative potential in a structured yet spontaneous environment.

3. Customized School Programs

From one-day introductions to improv to full-term courses that integrate with the school’s existing curriculum, our programs are adaptable. We offer sessions that fit into various school events and educational frameworks, supporting subjects from literature to social studies, by enhancing students' understanding through experiential learning.

4. Corporate Workshops for Educators

These are specially designed for teachers and school staff, focusing on team-building, effective communication, and creative problem-solving skills. Our corporate workshops are a great way for educators to refresh their approach and bring new energy to their classrooms.

Meet Your Instructor: Sarah Hansmann

All sessions at IMPRObable Schools are led by Sarah Hansmann, a seasoned improv professional with nearly three decades of experience in performing and teaching improvisation. Sarah’s extensive training and unique teaching style make her sessions both educational and entertaining, ensuring that students not only learn but also enjoy every moment of the process.

Get Involved

We invite you to introduce your students to the exciting world of improv through IMPRObable Schools. Whether you are looking to spice up your curriculum, build essential life skills in your students, or simply offer them a new avenue for expression and growth, IMPRObable Schools is ready to partner with you.

For more details on our programs or to schedule a session, please visit our website at or contact us directly. Let’s make learning unforgettable together!

Monday 25 March 2024

Celebrating World Theatre Day with a Showcase!

Introduction: As the curtains rise on World Theatre Day, there's no better way to celebrate the magic of live performance than with Guernsey Improbables! Join us for an electrifying evening of laughter, creativity, and boundless imagination as we honor this special occasion in the best way we know how – with improv!

The Power of Improvisation: At Guernsey Improbables, we believe in the transformative power of improvisation. It's not just about making people laugh (though we certainly aim to do plenty of that!), but also about fostering connection, creativity, and joy. Improv invites us to embrace spontaneity, trust our instincts, and celebrate the unexpected – qualities that are at the heart of great theatre.

Meet the Masters: Leading the charge on our World Theatre Day celebration are improv veterans Sarah Hansmann and Oliver Bailey-Davies. With years of experience and a knack for quick thinking, Sarah and Oli are masters of their craft. From comedic genius to heartfelt drama, they can do it all – and then some!

The Graduates Take the Stage: But the spotlight isn't just on Sarah and Oli – it's also on the talented graduates of our 'Improviser Your Joy Back!' course. These budding improv stars have honed their skills, embraced their creativity, and are ready to shine on stage. Get ready to witness the next generation of improv greatness!

An Evening of Fun and Games: What can you expect from our World Theatre Day showcase? Prepare to be entertained as teams of improvisers go head-to-head in a series of hilarious games, all fueled by suggestions from YOU, our amazing audience. From wacky characters to unexpected plot twists, no two shows are ever the same!

A Style Rollercoaster Ride: And just when you thought the fun couldn't get any better, Sarah and Oli will take you on a style rollercoaster like no other. From Shakespearean drama to Broadway musicals, they'll weave in as many theatre styles as the audience can provide, guaranteeing an evening of laughs and surprises.

Join Us for the Celebration: So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us for a night to remember as we celebrate World Theatre Day with Guernsey Improbables. Let's come together to laugh, create, and revel in the magic of live performance. See you there!

Remember to book your tickets early – this is one celebration you won't want to miss! 🎭✨