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Laughing Stock
Free Improv Classes


Laughing Stock, BATS program for over a decade, focuses on community service offering free improvisation classes to people living with HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, and other chronic, life-threatening illnesses.

These free workshops focus on strengthening quality of life through humor, easy physical activity, group interaction, risk-taking, and imagination games. It is a safe and confidential environment for participants to learn the basics of Improv. It's not stand-up comedy nor drama therapy; it's a fun improvisational theatre workshop for folks with all levels of exposure to improv from the stage or audience.

Occasional specialty classes in improvised writing, singing, movement plus masks, accents and genre are scheduled throughout the year.

New registrants: please contact Regina at (415) 474-6776 or regina@improv.org.
Here's what some past students have said about Laughing Stock classes:
  • "A Blast! The coach was a real scream!"
  • "I learned the art of being silly."
  • "Would have liked this to have lasted three times longer."
  • "Gained increased self-confidence."
  • "Now I can embrace failure."
  • "A creative way to celebrate taking risks."
  • "Why did I wait so long?"
  • "New neurons developed."
  • "I love using the circus bow in real life!"



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