Improv Triage: A treatment lab for your improv challenges. Diana Brown assisted by Dan Wilson will create/curate exercises on the spot to address whatever is challenging the improvisor in the moment.
This master class will:
1. Help you respond to your scene-partner in a deeply visceral and truthful way.
2. Explore where your current choices lead you and help you make choices that are even more satisfying to play out.
3. Deepen your trust in your own instincts.
This fun and focused lab will expand your confidence and creativity and help you make more intentional choices.
About the instructors: Diana Brown
Diana was voted most valuable Mentor and Teacher 2018 at the San Francisco Improv Festival. Diana is a Teacher, Director, Senior Producer and Director of Community with Leela in San Francisco. Independently Diana is also a communications consultant, acting coach and executive level performance coach. Diana has lead Improv Intensives and Master Classes in San Francisco, Salt Lake City DuoFest 2019 and recently at 2nd Best Comedy Fest 2019 in Richmond, VA. Diana Brown has studied with master teachers Jonathan Pitts, Jill Bernard, Brian James O’Connell (BOC), Joe Bill, Carla Cackowski, Tara De Francisco, Kat Dudley, Rance Rizzuto, Peter Rogers & Lindsey McGowen, Jane Morris, Dee Ryan & Jay Sukow. She studied performing arts with The Arizona Theatre Company Conservatory. Diana performs in the nationally touring improv duo Bingewatch with Dan Wilson. She also appears with the duos Horrible People with Erin Daruszka & The Secret Lives of Villains with Dominica Malcolm and Pop Rocks with Marcus Sams. Diana plays in the improv trio Past Our Prime Time Players. She’s a member of the realistic improv ensemble The Monologue Project. And the San Francisco based improv trio Irrational Fears with Jill Eickmann & Steven J. Burnett. She is a founding member of the long running improvised play podcast Radiostar Improv. Diana directs the Leela ensemble The Professionals, coaches the indy improv troupe Peach Pit and directs the duo Foolhardy. Diana also performs in scripted theater productions appearing in festivals in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
Assistant Instructor: Dan Wilson
Dan is a playwright, director, and actor who has been performing improv since the early aughts. He served as a board member of the San Francisco Improv Cooperative and helped found the SF Improv Festival. Dan served as both producer and performer of the long running improvised play podcast Radiostar Improv. He is currently teaching levels courses, "Improv Sunday School", and drop-in classes with Moment Improv in San Francisco. Dan performs all over the country as part of the improv duo Bingewatch as well as the trio Past Our Prime Time Players.