Professional improv artists Ray Henderson and Daniel Smith—two of the members of the well known local improv troupe The Citiots—have launched an exciting venture. It's called The Improv Experience, an interactive workshop that takes participants on a journey to inspire confidence, communication and collaboration.
Daniel Smith (at left) and Ray Henderson (at right)
The goal of the Improv Experience is to educate, empower and entertain all those involved, and is a great team building opportunity for businesses, corporate retreats, organizations and school groups.
Ray and Dan have worked together for more than 20 years, and their experience in performing workshops in drama and improv has finally culminated in forming "The Improv Experience—An Interactive Workshop".
Some of the common benefits of Improv include:
*Increased Confidence *Improved Public Speaking Skills *Enhanced Acting Abilities *Gained Comfort in Social Settings *Refined Brainstorming Abilities *Improved Listening Skills *Enhanced Creative-Thinking Abilities *Improved Decision-Making Skills *Team Development Skills
Ray and Daniel conducting workshop
Ray, who also teaches Improv at Fleming College, tells PTBOCanada it was Chamber CEO Stu Harrison that really pushed them to form this venture...
"Dan and I have been performing workshops for a few years now, with various groups like Adam Scott CVI, Lakefield College School, Peterborough Public Health, and the Storytellers of Canada. We had mulled the idea of forming some sort of company to take it further. After performing a workshop for the Holistic Group of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Harrison became a champion of our cause—pushing us to make this a real thing, citing the need for groups to experience such a unique form of team building. He met with us a few times, offering advice and input into a strategy. His—and this community's support—have been invaluable and inspiring."
Ray at workshop
"Seeing people exceed what they thought they were capable of—surprising themselves—is such a rewarding experience," Ray tells PTBOCanada. "It's why I love my job (teaching Improv at Fleming), and conducting these workshops."
For more info on The Improv Experience and booking Ray and Dan for improv workshops, go to their website here.