CRAFT EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS FOR A LIGHTER YOU
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Our mission is to reawaken levity where it is lost.
Our vision is driven people applying an improviser’s discipline and mindset for lighter living.
We designed our services and operate our businesses in keeping with these core values:
- Play to be present
- See each other
- Bring your full self with you
- Celebrate small victories and good faith failures
- Be a protean person
WHAT WE OFFER
We produce or distribute relevant and entertaining improvised content to share the improv art form.
We teach driven, hard-working types a set of tools for combating stress and feelings of being overwhelmed through facilitated improvisational theater-based games and other playful exercises in group-oriented, supportive learning spaces. Insights from these levity labs inspire participants with a little heavy in their hearts to create new habits in their minds and shift key attitudes to reflect those of an improviser.
The levity generated restores pathways to your natural, intuitive wisdom and creative self expression, and liberates your Lightside.
WHY WE DO THIS
Adulting is hard. As we transition from children to adolescents to adults, we let something beautiful slip away – our intuition and natural ability to improvise.
But know this:
Your playfulness is not depleted.
Your gusto is not gone.
Your Lightside is alive.
Lightside Collective was born of a pair of emancipating realizations after thousands of hours
of playing improvised scenes. Life off stage is really a series of endlessly fluid, highly improvised scenes. We are responsible for our choices in these scenes and for how we respond to
what comes next, but we are neither in control of the scene outcomes nor responsible for how the complex characters in them act.
Improv training teaches us that if we respond with a mindset rooted in acceptance and humility, and apply discipline rooted in heightened awareness and adaptability to our decision-making, we can lead more creative, productive, and sustainable lives -- at home, at work, anywhere.
You can live lighter.