Be Nimble!

Be Nimble! with Rachel Hamilton

Class Description

Now more than ever, we need our Improv skills to help us ride the big waves of daily life. As the world continues to shift under our feet, we can use our Improv training to be more present for whatever shows up and available for whatever happens next.
In this three-hour exploratory workshop we will practice staying nimble; being able to move with ease, to turn on a dime, to surrender whatever expectations we might have had in order to embrace what’s happening now. We will look at our habituated patterns that keep us stuck in predictable responses and practice new moves, opening up to the wide range of possibilities available to us in every moment.
Using Improv as our platform, we will consciously stretch ourselves to expand into new territory within, tapping into our whole humanity; mind, body, heart and soul. Having access to more of ourselves can support us in staying nimble in the face of change.
Prerequisite: at least one year of Improv experience.

Instructor: Rachel Hamilton

Rachel is an actor, improviser, teacher, writer and director living in New York City. Rachel has a degree in Theater from Northwestern University, where she began her love affair with Improv. Having been cast in the company of Second City, Chicago, Rachel took the suggestion of one of her mentors, Mr. Martin deMaat and gave teaching a try. Fifteen years later she is still at it, and loving it more and more with each passing year. Rachel considers it is an honor to introduce people to this magical art form and believes strongly that the basic tenets of Improv also make for a rich and wonderful approach to life. Come to Magnet and play with us!

Teaching Credits: Second City, Chicago, Second City LA, Syracuse University, Michael Howard Studios, Magnet Theater as well as numerous corporate training gigs.

Some Recent Performance Credits Include: Magnet Theater: Tiny Spectacular, Sleep Over, UCB; Assscat, Hamiltonia (Rachel?s one-woman show), NBC: 30 Rock, The Conan O?Brien Show, Film; Spring Breakdown, I Hate Valentines Day, Internet; Onion Video, and the upcoming, Chaos Theory.

Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  1. Sep 27, 2023, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    at Ripley Grier (520 8th Ave, 16th fl)
    (btw 36th & 37th Sts)
This class does not have a show/performance