The Fun in Letting Go: Improv for Beginners

Sam Dunsiger

Saturday 10:45AM - 11:45AM EDT


Have you ever rehearsed what you’re going to order at a restaurant? Have you ever written a script of what you’re going to say before making a phone call? If you have done these things, you’re not alone. I have too. As people who stutter, it can be overwhelming to think about what we’re going to say while also thinking about how we are saying it. This workshop - designed to teach the basics of improvisation - is for anyone who wants to put aside the planning of communication and discover how fun living in the moment can be. We’re going to explore how improv can benefit us as people who stutter. And yes, we’re going to play some improv games focused on being completely in the moment and on reacting with acceptance rather than judgement.

What to expect

Teach the benefits of improv on communication

  • Increase comfort levels on uncertainty - even welcoming uncertainty!
  • Teach the benefits of failure
  • Develop skills in communication, listening and awareness
  • Have fun!

About the presenter

Samuel Dunsiger (he/him) lives in Toronto with his partner. He stutters, is neurodivergent, and has struggled with his mental health. He works in accessibility, and he is a disability advocate, a writer and an educator. He is also an improviser and stand-up comedian, and has performed on stages across Toronto.

Last updated: 2023-09-04