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Collaborating: Improv For Creatives

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210 Southeast Madison Street

Portland, OR 97214

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An improv workshop for creatives on collaborating. Bring the methods of improv to your practice, not the stage.

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OH, COLLABORATION. IT TAKES PRACTICE.

Ever felt out of sync with your teammates? Consistently experience a little more take than give? Ever feel like teammates are taking detours to other ideas instead of building on a good one? Recently been blindsided by client feedback and failed to see the positive in their passionate rant?

Collaboration is paramount to success—internally and with clients. Guess what, you are essential to building a collaborative environment that supports your creativity and makes you unstoppable onto yourself or as part of an ensemble.

Through a series of exercises, this workshop encourages you to practice becoming a more nimble collaborator.

WHAT YOU’LL PRACTICE

  • Building trust with teammates and setting rules for productive collaboration
  • Learning to explore ideas before moving in new directions
  • Finding the positive in client feedback

WHY TRY IMPROV?

We improvise everyday with each other and our clients. I created these topic-focused workshops for creatives to address the challenges we face.

In this session, you'll practice simple exercises that follow the rules of improvisation. No one is expected to be funny or land any jokes. It is safe for introverts, pinky promise!

ABOUT ME

Hey, I'm Laura. I’m an experience designer and creative director by trade. I’ve studied and performed all forms of comedy: improvisation, stand-up, sketch, and satire. I constantly use my comedy and performance skills in my creative practice. I realized just how much the lines had blurred when I started creating and sharing these workshops.

I have over a decade of experience collaborating with diverse teams and a wide range of clients (from museums to brands). Let’s just say I’ve encountered a lot of characters and these approaches allow me to look at those relationships and my creative work with wide-eyed enthusiasm, not fear.

I’ve hosted workshops for creatives at Second Story, Instrument, Design Week Portland, and Women Who Code.

This workshop is part of a series: Listening, Collaborating, Presenting. They can be taken in any order or as individual sessions.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop tailored to your team's woes, get in touch here and we'll make it happen.

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