Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Improv w/Marcus San Jose - Deep Tissue Listening-A 4 Hour Improv Intensive

Marcus Sams

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Improv w/Marcus San Jose - Deep Tissue Listening-A 4...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird
Purchase your workshop before July 16th for a discounted rate.
Ended $50.00 $3.74
Late Bird (Normal Pricing)
Purchase your workshop after July 16th for the regular price.
Ended $60.00 $4.29

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Improv w/Marcus San Jose - Deep Tissue Listening-A 4 Hour Improv Intensive

Event Details

Tickets and pricing:

This 4 hour intensive is meant to help the improviser become a better listener on a deeper level.  It is open to improvisers of all levels.  Through specific exercises we will learn to slow down our scene work so that we actually hear what our scene partner is offering. This will help ground your scene work in a much richer reality and help you reduce the amount of dropped offers, allowing you to pay more attention to detail and develop much more connected scene work.


Yes, This is a 4 hour intensive. Be sure to arrive early as we have a lot of material to get through.

-Bring water, clothing easy to move in, something to take notes, and a yesAND attitude!


Tickets and pricing:  ***NEW NEWS AS OF 7/18/2014: I have decided to extend Early Bird Pricing Till June 24th!

$50.00 for Early Bird Pricing.
$60.00 for Late Bird Pricing.

What students say:

I am really impressed with Marcus as a teacher.  Wrap up knowledge, preparation, enthusiasm, and joy into a package and you’ll have an idea of what it’s like taking a class from him.  He’s a huge resource for the Bay Area improv community!

Bela - San Francisco Improviser


Working with Marcus is a truly inspiring experience. He comes to every class with an amiable zest that makes you want to get down to business. Unlike any other instructor I've worked with, Marcus' instructions and explanations are clear, concise and, most important to the working player, immediately useful. From the moment Marcus starts addressing you, it is clear that he is working with you, not just throwing information at you. He asks you if what he said makes sense, listens carefully to your response, and instructs accordingly.

Jonathan - San Francisco Improviser/Stand Up


Marcus is a great instructor that addresses the "fear" or uncertainties that we may have as improvisers and quickly gets the group working beyond their comfort zone in a safe, trusting environment. This class was non-stop, informative and high energy, which I LOVED. Regardless of skill level, I felt that we were all challenged individually and learned from feedback, interaction, and by just watching each other grow as performers.

Vanessa - 
Leela PIE Ensemble Member

Have questions about Improv w/Marcus San Jose - Deep Tissue Listening-A 4 Hour Improv Intensive? Contact Marcus Sams

When & Where

City Lights Theater Company of San Jose
529 S Second St,
San Jose, CA 95112

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

  Add to my calendar


Marcus Sams

Marcus has been professionally working in the performing arts since receiving his B.A. in Theatre Arts from CSU, Chico. With representation from Marla Dell Talent in SF, he has performed in commercials, industrials, and films including, Unflinching Triumph, which was an improvised film hailed by the Wall Street Journal to be, “the top five of what to watch on the web.”

Sams has performed with Leela since 2004 and has studied with David Razowsky, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton and other master teachers across the country. He has taught and performed nationally, including multiple performances at the San Francisco Improv Festival. He currently performs with his duo Shades of Grey, with Leela’s Armando Company and guest performs with companies all around the Bay Area. He co-produced/co-created the sold-out improvised sitcom, Future Style ’79, and was also a member of the critically acclaimed improv group, Oui Be Negroes.

He currently teaches level 5 improv with Leela, level 2 improv with Endgames Improv and the occasional master class. Sams also performs in stage plays and is a producer with Crux Jinx Productions. Under this label he is actively creating community enrichment events such as, “A Bay Area Film Mixer”, and is currently in pre-production (producing and acting) for the feature film entitled Ra.

When Marcus is not following his passions in the arts, he works as an IT consultant and lives in the East Bay with his awesome fiancé. He believes that improv is theatre and that it can have all the cathartic elements of scripted theatre when the commitment to craft is pursued vigorously. He encourages all humans to invest time in improv because it not only makes you a better human, it also offers you a world of possibilities that all stem from you saying yes to the world around you with compassion.

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.