[Event] Workshop: Getting the Best Out of People Through Improv

[Event] Workshop: Getting the Best Out of People Through Improv

In this interactive workshop with actor and comedian Dan Hodapp, we will explore the world of improvisation as a way of getting the best out of people and improving interpersonal communications.

Bon Education
Bon Education

Date: 31 March 2021

Time: 8:00 - 9:30pm GMT +4

Place: network.interstory.com

Available to all members of interstory, our professional network for people working in programs.

Session Description

In this interactive workshop with actor and comedian Dan Hodapp, we will explore the world of improvisation as a way of getting the best out of people and improving interpersonal communications. All participants will learn the concepts of improvisation and have the opportunity to improvise with one another! Improvisation challenges us to listen with all of our senses, trust one another, accept ideas wholeheartedly and react in the moment. Discussion will follow each exercise giving participants an opportunity to share and ask questions about the application of these principles to their own work. Unexpected discoveries are to be expected. Also to be expected... fun!

About Dan

Dan Hodapp is an actor and comedian living in Los Angeles. He has appeared on television shows including Vinyl, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hack My Life and Adam Ruins Everything. He has been a regular performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NYC), The People’s Improv Theater (NYC), The Magnet Theater (NYC) and the Washington Improv Theater (Washington DC).

Dan also has taught improv comedy for nearly 15 years, beginning at the WIT and most recently at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. In 2015, Dan was invited to bring the "improvised one act play" to improvisers in Improv Ísland in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Det Andre Teatret in Oslo, Norway.

As a corporate facilitator and coach, Dan has worked with business leaders, teachers and medical professionals on how to improve communication in the workplace using the concepts of improvisation. In working with clients outside of the theater, Dan draws upon his experiences as a fundraiser for an international conservation non-profit and as an executive assistant at a hedge fund in New York City.


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