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We’re very excited to put up our highly rated Fish Nuggets improv training online for the first time!  Fish Nuggets sessions are designed to give you the basics (and a bit more) for improv from a performance point of view – although they’re just fun and personally enriching experiences regardless of whether you want to get on stage one day or not.

This 101 course is focused on the general principles of improv, and particularly our other-centered approach to improv.  We will do that through exercises and structures, including improv games that we use in our shows, over the course of 6 sessions — each between 1.5 and 2 hours.

Here are a few things for you to know:

Course Expectations
Part of other-centered improv is giving respect and honor to the other people that you are performing/workshopping with.  We try to be very intentional about creating an environment that is and feels safe to all, as this leads to the freest and most fun experience — plus it’s just nice to be with people who will treat each other well.  Being a part of making that happen is an expectation for all and a requirement for participating.

Workshop Pricing
We put a lot of effort in the course design and delivery, but as with everything at Fish Sticks, we are mission minded first.  For that reason, we provided a suggested price for our workshops, but also a pay-what-you-wish option.  Your participation is more important to us than your dollars (or whatever currency you may use where you’re located).  Truly.

Diversity Initiative
When deciding whether to sign up, please be aware that we want to have inclusive and diverse participation without barriers for individuals who might not have had as much room to participate in other improv communities or in improv more generally.  We want to share this experience with you and don’t want anything to get in the way of us experiencing improv together.  So if you have any hesitation, please take our offer get you to take that first step into improv seriously.

What’s After This Class
After this class, you will be ready to jump into our 102 class when it’s put up.  We have decided that our primary delivery of our performance curriculum going forward will be online — even though we do expect that in person shows will be our primary performance offerings in the future.  Our curriculum presently consists of four levels.  In addition, we will put up “Drop In” or one-off classes from time to time on specific aspects of improv or skills.  This 101 class will give you a running start on all of those experiences.  But there is also a world of options available to you in improv that this class will help you access.  We’ll be happy to talk you through how to take whatever next step you’d like to take wherever you’d like to take it!

It is our hope that we will find some future performers (for both online and in person shows) through this process, or at the very least be a part of launching people into improv generally — but even if you’re just looking to gain some interpersonal skills or just have fun, you’ll have a great experience with Fish Nuggets 101.  If you have questions about this, please let us know.

We hope you can join us for this Fish Nuggets 101 session.  We know it’s going to be a lot of fun, and can’t wait to see you there!

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* Please let us know if you have prior improv experience.  That will help us tailor the experience to the class as a whole, and it’s just good to know.  Those with prior improv experience will likely appreciate the opportunity to experience online improv or to learn our other-centered improv approach.  We do not have a strict requirement that people must take our 101 class to be able to take later levels or to be considered for the troupe, but have designed the curriculum to give you a full experience with a unique approach to improv.

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