JEST Improv

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JEST Improv

Ventura's freshest and most fun improv troupe!

Learn to face your fears, being in the spotlight can be tough. Am I entertaining enough? Am I good enough? What if they don't like it? Sound familiar? Everyone is judging you. Or are they? Most people don't care as much as we think they do. Our group is a super supportive bunch of people that have all been there before. And we think it is awesome to see someone stand up to their fears!

Get out of your shell. Have social anxiety? Don't know what to say in a conversation? That's cool too. This a great place to learn communication skills and interact with people in a fun and safe environment.

What is Improv? Improv is the art of Improvisation, making everything up on the spot with no prior preparation. Sounds pretty tough right? Well, at one point in our lives each of us were master improvisers, back when we were children. Somewhere along the when we became productive members of society we forgot the magic of using our own imaginations. Lets get it back!

So what can we as adults learn from Improv?

It teaches us to be better communicators. Keenly develop your skills of listening to other people and to better work with them. Its a wonderful feeling when you go up with no idea of what to do and build something with someone else on the spot.

Many times people are just waiting for their turn to speak in a conversation. Don't be that guy. Great improv takes great listeners. Build better relationships by listening to what other people are actually saying.

Helps you think on your feet. Don't have an idea of what to do in a scene? Great! Neither does your partner, and that's okay! You will learn to trust your scene partner and that you are not in the spotlight alone!

Learn to deal with failure. In Improv, some scenes are great, some not so great. But, that's okay! We can learn from failure. And realize that failure is something we can grow from. Not something to be feared.

Most importantly, learn to enjoy yourself more. Life is too important to be taken seriously!