Upstaging Social Anxiety
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Upstaging Social Anxiety

Upstaging Social Anxiety is an improv comedy-based workshop that helps participants to better manage stress and anxiety and feel more comfortable navigating social situations. 

In a supportive environment, you will learn coping skills that will help you to better manage those uncomfortable feelings of anxiety that arise especially in social situations.  You will engage in tailored improv comedy exercises that are designed to help you gradually confront anxiety and challenge thoughts that fan the flames of fear.  Through the practice of improv comedy and re-enacting some worst-case social scenarios, you may begin to find some of your worries absurd...or even hilarious! 

Please note that this is NOT a therapy group. It is a recreational workshop that does not take the place of mental health treatment.  

About the Facilitator

Dr. Alison Sheesley is a passionate play therapist and very amateur improviser.  With advanced training in group facilitation and play therapy, she has worked with a wide variety of clients across the lifespan facing many different issues.  She also facilitates a group counseling experience as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado. 

Who is this workshop for? Adults 18+ - previous improv experience is not necessary

Cost: Free! We offer this workshop freely so ALL may participate, regardless of income. We are able to do this because of donations. If you are able, please consider a tax-deductible donation.

If you would like to participate, please click below to register!

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AllAbility Jam
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

AllAbility Jam

To start our night, our guest storyteller Toby Yount will tell true stories that will inspire an improv set from the troupe, Staircase Contest.

After the set from Staircase Contest, we’ll have our Jam! During the jam, members of the audience can volunteer to play on stage along with the experienced improvisers of Staircase Contest. Whether you play with us on stage or enjoy from the audience, this is sure to be a fun night!

Price: Pay what you may! Proceeds will be donated to AllProv to help us continue our work!

About our storyteller

Toby Yount. Toby is an improviser and actor in the Denver area. He currently performs with his improv duo Chocolate Thunder and Vanilla Lightning. You can also see Toby in Phamaly Theatre Company’s musical Chicago performing this summer August 1st-25th at the Studio Loft theater at the Denver Center for Performing Arts! In his downtime he really enjoys playing video games and tabletop RPGs. He also has a soft spot for his dog Winston who he calls his little poptart.

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Brain Crawl

AllProv director, Erin, will have a table for the Brain Crawl! This event is part of Boulder’s Start Up week. Vendors and community members will be talking about Innovative Self-Care: Brain Health Tools to Survive the High Pressure of Entrepreneurship & Business & Life. Sponsored by Open Labs.

She’ll be talking about improvisation and its potential for self-care and mindful communication.

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AllAbility Jam
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

AllAbility Jam

To start our night of improv comedy, audience members can sign up to play in the Jam! We welcome folks of all experience levels to join us on stage for improv scenes! Our Jam is inclusive to persons of all abilities and disabilities.

To close out the show, our guest storyteller will tell a true story. Staircase Contest will then do an improv set inspired by the story! It’s sure to be a fun night full of laughs and we hope you’ll join us.

May’s guest storyteller is Maggie Whittum!

Price: Pay what you may! Proceeds will be donated to AllProv to help us continue our work!

Storyteller Bio: Maggie Whittum is re-emerging into life as an artist, after having suffered a massive stroke in December 2014 at age 33. She performs with Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver, which exclusively casts actors with disabilities. Previous theatre directing and producing credits include All in the Timing, The Zoo Story, Into the Woods and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has directed and performed in Scotland, Colorado, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing and throughout Canada. Commercial acting credits include MapQuest, Samsung and Starz/Encore. Maggie is a graduate of Colorado College.

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AllAbility Jam
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

AllAbility Jam

To start our night of improv comedy, audience members can sign up to play in the Jam! We welcome folks of all experience levels to join us on stage for improv scenes! Our Jam is inclusive to persons of all abilities and disabilities.

To close out the show, our guest storyteller will tell a true story inspired by an audience suggestion. Staircase Contest will then do an improv set inspired by the story! It’s sure to be a fun night full of laughs and we hope you’ll join us.

Price: Pay what you may! Proceeds will be donated to AllProv to help us continue our work!

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AllAbility Jam
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

AllAbility Jam

To start our night of improv comedy, audience members can sign up to play in the Jam! We welcome folks of all experience levels to join us on stage for improv scenes! Our Jam is inclusive to persons of all abilities and disabilities.

To close out the show, our guest storyteller will tell a true story inspired by an audience suggestion. Staircase Contest will then do an improv set inspired by the story! It’s sure to be a fun night full of laughs and we hope you’ll join us.

Our March guest is actor and improviser Joy Carletti!

Price: Pay what you may! Proceeds will be donated to AllProv to help us continue our work!

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. For more info, email info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. If you are interested in joining AllProv's troupe, send an email to info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. If you are interested in joining AllProv's troupe, send an email to info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. If you are interested in joining AllProv's troupe, send an email to info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Troupe Rehearsal

AllProv's improv troupe, known as “Staircase Contest”, holds rehearsals 3-4 times per month. If you are interested in joining AllProv's troupe, send an email to info@allprov.org. We value diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of improvisers of all abilities/disabilities.

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