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Artist Director: Marcus Sams
Our lives are filled with and defined by moments, opportunities to be fully present. At our best, we can meet each moment with confidence and authenticity. And that is what we teach at Moment – how to be mindful, be connected and offer empathy to others. How to be more aware, listen more actively, speak more articulately and have deeper emotional intelligence. How to be great performers on and off-stage, in and out of work and most importantly, how to be great human beings.
The Moment philosophy borrows from the rich history of San Francisco improv theatre, where the “Harold” was born and where many great teachers and students have called home. Our work has deep ties to the tradition of theatre, where authenticity and integrity shape performance and elevate improvisers to the highest level of the craft.
Our mission is to cultivate community, to bolster the vitality and value of improvised theatre in a fun and safe environment as well as to sharpen the working player. At Moment, we teach in-depth classes and provide the community with improv shows that have been said to rival the power of scripted theatre.
We bring this reverence for communication and connection to professional environments to help strengthen corporate culture and inspire a highly engaged, cooperative and productive team through company training, ice-breaking mixers and team-building events. We can also bring a professional improv show to any company gathering with the intention of demonstrating the artform and the joy it offers to everyone who opens themselves to the experience.
At Moment, we believe Improv is life and that we each do it every day in our own way. Improv theatre can often be hilarious, but it’s no joke. We are an improv training center and we will teach you how to have comedic timing, be funny and quick-witted. However, authenticity encourages the deepest reactions – from guffaws in your seat to a gasp at the edge of it. By learning how to be in the moment, react with truth and offer yourself authentically, you will become a vulnerable, communicative presence in the world. And you’ll hopefully get a few laughs along the way.
Come be in the moment with us and – if you let it – improv will change your life.