The Quest
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Described by participants as, “completely transformational,” The Quest is an 24-hour improvisational exercise developed by Del Close in the early 1980s, during a series of workshops that he was leading in New York City.

Intended to be a solo-improv exercise, The Quest encourages participants to step out into the world with the frame of mind that they are in when they improvise and to see what happens and then to understand the benefits from the ensuing adventure.

Welcome to the premiere Quest:

Curious to learn more about improvisation and how it can be applied beyond the stage to life, work and play? Maybe you want to hone your existing improv skills or just learn something totally new? Then join The Quest and get ready for an insight-filled adventure.

Developed by the late, great improv guru Del Close, and described by participants as, “completely transformational,” The Quest workshop can help you become a more engaged listener, be more present, attentive, creative and more open to new experiences. It can help you understand the significance of the larger patterns that unfold on the stage or in your life. The skills learned during The Quest and the insights revealed as a result are truly powerful.

You need not have experience with improvisation; all you need is an open-mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to participate.

You will also learn how you can participate in World Wide Quest Day on March 9, 2016.

The Quest is a three-part workshop, intended to be a solo-exercise, it encourages participants to:
• Take the improvisational mindset normally reserved for the stage, out into the world,
• Maintain that way of thinking for an extended duration,
• Explore what happens as a result of that approach and,
• Reflect on what was discovered during the experience and then gather to share the stories of their Quest.

Why should I do it?
It is a transformational exercise. It is a day about discovering things, paying attention, responding to that attention and seeing what insights you gained as a result of it.

I'm not an improviser, should I attend?

Yes! Absolutely. All you need is a willingness to participate in the exercise. It is a great way to be introduced to the basics of improvisation without having to perform.

Can I bring a friend?
Sure but they have to register. Only registered participants can attend.

Can kids attend?
Sorry, no one under 17.
If you have any questions please contact Joey Novick on FacEbook!

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