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We are proud to be partnered with the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, PD Avengers, Parkinson's Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital to offer a variety of improv courses geared towards students with Parkinson's Disease.
We are proud to again present our virtual Improv for Parkinson's Drop-In course, which begins on November 16th and will take place over the span of 6 weeks. These classes will work with such themes as presence, celebrating mistakes, and teamwork, using a smattering of fun improv exercises and games. These require no prior experience in improv!
For Parkinson's students who have gone through our first course, we have our Parkinson's Performance Troupe. We are currently on our 6th season with the troupe, and are always open to having new members join at the beginning of each season. This troupe is designed for those with some experience in improv who want to hone their skills and perform shows for the public. The members of the troupe will be coached with the intention of performing two or three times during the season.
These series are currently delivered over zoom.
Wednesday Mornings on ZOOM
11:00am - 12:30pm PST
November 16th - December 21st, 2022
Quinn Contini and players of our PD Troupe
Price: $20 per class or $100 for all 6 classes.
For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Quinn is an alumnus of Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary, has been a member of Rapid Fire Theatre in Edmonton since 2014, and is the Co-Artistic Director of the Canmore International Improv Festival. A year spent working in every department at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2011 instilled in him a keen interest in the organizational side of the
Quinn is an alumnus of Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary, has been a member of Rapid Fire Theatre in Edmonton since 2014, and is the Co-Artistic Director of the Canmore International Improv Festival. A year spent working in every department at Alberta Theatre Projects in 2011 instilled in him a keen interest in the organizational side of theatres, and he went on to earn a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Alberta. He is an actor, writer, and co-founder of Marv n’ Berry - Sketch Comedy, cast member of Off Book The Improvised Musical, and has emceed the dog show at the Calgary Stampede for four years. Since 2015, he has been teaching improv for youth classes at the Citadel’s Foote Theatre School, has been a faculty member of the Rapid Fire Theatre Academy since 2018, and spent two years coaching the University of Alberta improv group. Teaching and performing has brought Quinn from coast to coast in Canada and the United States, around Europe twice, and as far as Dubai. He has created and co-created numerous new shows and formats that have been seen at festivals including: Den Andre Teaterfestivalen (Norway), Wurzburg Impro Fest (Germany), Improvaganza (Edmonton), Vancouver International Improv Festival, Bonfire (Edmonton), San Francisco Sketchfest, Seattle Sketchfest, Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Grindstone Comedy Festival (Edmonton), Montreal Skecthfest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Texas), Philly Sketchfest, Floodwater Comedy Festival (Iowa), Hell Yes! Comedy Festival (New Orleans), SAC Comedy Festival (Sacramento), and Charm City Comedy Festival (Baltimore). He is beyond thrilled in this new position of Executive Director for Tightrope Impro Theatre as the dream of starting a theatre company close to the mountains is beginning to come true.
"The most enjoyable and helpful thing about this course was entering into chambers of our being that haven't been open for a while and shaking the dust off."
"It's a great thing to let your imagination take over."
"After each session, I hug my partner."
Broadway's Best for Parkinson's: Using Theatre +Improv Skills for Managing PD
They say, "All the world's a stage” and this episode will explore how theater and improvisation can be helpful tools in managing PD.
Catch Dan and Rosemary speaking about Tightrope's Improv for Parkinson's Program in this episode of Broadway's Best for Parkinson's!
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.
The mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
The PSBC empowers the Parkinson’s community in British Columbia through providing resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.
PD Avengers support projects, events, activities, campaigns, groups and organizations which are aligned with our three pillars: wellness, advocacy, and research. Each pillar is also a committee. Each of the founders is on one of the committees. Each committee creates working groups which can be short term, medium term or long term projects.