Chickprov is a Ladies’ Only Workshop taught by Emmy Award winning writer and master improv instructor, Rachel Hamilton. No Boys Allowed.
This workshop will, of course, begin with a lingerie-clad pillow fight, after which, time permitting, we will improvise. We will play with the intention of exploring the ways in which we as women have internalized what is culturally expected of us.
• What do we not allow ourselves to say? To be?
• Where do we hit our heads on our own permission of how we are allowed to behave?
In this workshop we will look at the limiting beliefs we as female improvisers have ingested and play with getting that nonsense out of our systems . We will emerge as bolder improvisers who play fiercely, with more freedom and truth.
Light “Wine” Down and Chat Time directly following the workshop…
458 Keawe Street
(Park in lot on the side of the building)
About the Instructor:
Rachel Hamilton is an accomplished Improvisational Actor, Storyteller and is widely regarded as one of the best Improv teachers working today. A former Mainstage cast member at The Second City, Chicago, Rachel learned her craft from and with the best, having shared the stage with geniuses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Nia Vardalos and many more incredible artists.Rachel began teaching almost twenty years ago and she feels passionately that Improv skills are great training for both theater and for life. Her teaching style is upbeat and nurturing – she creates a safe space where everyone can feel safe and supported, and where everyone can do their best work. Rachel designs and implements improv workshops all over the country for both actors and non-actors, offering Improv as a tool for training in performance as well as for personal development.
Born in DC, Rachel has lived, loved and worked in all the major cities; Chicago, LA and most recently NYC. Last year, in a conscious quest for more tranquility and natural beauty, Rachel made the brilliant choice to move her base to Sausalito, California and is delighted to be bringing her deep well of experience to the Bay Area’s vibrant Improv scene.
Rachel has worked as a performer and/or teacher for the following: The Second City (Chicago & LA), Magnet Theater (NYC), The Upright Citizen’s Brigade NYC), The Reduced Shakespeare Co, 30 Rock, Artistic New Directions (NYC), the Moth, Syracuse University (Adjunct Prof.), Michael Howard Studios (NYC), as well as numerous corporate and private clients.
Rachel is also an Emmy-nominated writer and worked as part of the production team for the hit documentary,Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.