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University Connected Learning
This course will outline the fundamentals of improvisation, character development, effective communication, listening skills, and storytelling techniques. We will engage in popular improv games to create characters and virtual scenes, based on class members' suggestions. We will explore how these tools help create personal narratives for insight, conflict resolution, and performance. Rebecca McCarthy is a professional actress and improv artist. She trained extensively with Roberta Maguire, one of the original members of Second City, and Klauniada, a European improv clowning duo who helped train Cirque du Soleil performers. Rebecca McCarthy's research in improv has been used internationally for conflict management.