Yes and No-Thank-You with Madi Goff
Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
March 3 – March 24, 2021
Schedule: 4 sessions
Class dates: March 3, 10, 17 & 24
Class length: 2 hours (8 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: Foundation 1 or higher ** **This class requires Head of School Approval. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility
Saying “yes and” is a key part of improvisation. “Yes” to the reality that your scene partner offered. “And” to add information. However, holding yourself prisoner to “yes and” can lead to a scene, a character, a situation, that is problematic or simply not something you wish to explore. In this class, students will explore techniques to maintain agency in the “Yes And” world of improvisation. It’s important to say “yes” to things outside our comfort zone, yet part of safety is knowing you have the power to explore the stories you’re excited to explore and to dive into the type of discomfort that will help you grow.
Madi is an actress, writer, and improviser living in Los Angeles. She is a member of Ripley Improv, the Impro Theatre main company, and an alumna of the Groundlings Sunday Company. Madi plays Dr. Hanna Brenn on HEARTBEATS, an improvised medical drama streamed on Ripley Improv’s Twitch channel. Last year, her duo-improv show, The Madi Goff Show, ran for 28 episodes on OutPost13’s Twitch channel. Madi is also an accomplished technical improviser, streaming shows online as well as running live shows in LA and on tour. Madi teaches in the conservatory of the Impro Theatre School, teen workshops for Groundlings School, and one-on-one sessions for individual improvisers.