As part of Tax Free Comedy Festival, we offer workshops by area experts. Join and delve into the "education" of comedy!
Workshop: Improv for Stress | Instructor: Tessa Ricci
This workshop is open to any individual looking to gain new perspective on stress and anxiety in their everyday life. We will dive into how improv can help you counteract those stressful moments. Stress doesn't have to be a way of life. By practicing mindfulness, staying in touch with your body, and taking the time to connect with others, that feeling of overwhelm will loosen its grip. At an Improv for Stress workshop, you'll learn how to:
- Approach each moment with mindfulness and improve focus
- Listen, process, and respond without judgment of yourself or others
- Worry less about outcome, and appreciate the journey
- Get out of your head and into the moment
Tessa Ricci has studied, performed, and taught improv in San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia. As Executive Director at Liberty Improv Theater, she explores an intersection of her passions --- comedy, education, and community-building. With an educational background in Psychological Services and her personal journey through mindfulness-based stress reduction, Tessa combines her studies and previous experiences to apply improv specifically to stress and anxiety.
NO WORKSHOP WALK-INS. All participants MUST register by the day before the scheduled workshop.