Feb 07, 2021    
10:00 am PST - 1:00 pm PST

Event Type

January 31, 2021 @ 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Laura Packer is a master storyteller who uses improv as the core of her creative process. She has been described as “the best improv storyteller in America,” and has won many awards for her performing, teaching, and coaching. Laura was the story consultant for the improvised game podcast, The End of Time and Other Bothers, and is the author of From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Cracfting, and Telling a Great Story. You can find out more about her at laurapacker.com.


It’s easy to think of improv as something only comedians use and that it can only be funny, but we improvise every day of our lives. Playing around with improv can help you become a better writer, performer, gamer, and more. You’ll learn to react faster, trust your own creativity, accept that wild leaps can lead to amazing places, become more resilient when something doesn’t go how you expected, and to accept “yes and” as a driving principle in your work and life.

In this three hour class we will explore a variety of improv games and skills, and will discuss how you can apply these tools to your creative work. We’ll talk about serious as well as silly improv and will explore how improv makes it easier to roll with the punches. Along the way you just might develop greater resilience, comfort with the unknown, and have a good laugh or two.

This class is for anyone seeking to add greater creativity, resilience, and play to their writing, storytelling, and gaming. It is not a class designed for comedians though it’s likely we’ll laugh together. This class is limited to 20 participants to ensure everyone has a chance to play. Participants will not be censored so there may be adult content or language, depending on the person.

Share This