About Main Stage Productions
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Garrett’s improv party games provide high energy fun and allow friends and new acquaintances to learn about each other and from each other in a supportive setting. Garrett’s positive approach to teaching improv makes his “Improv at your Doorstep” events a solid choice when looking for team building options and collaboration training.
What a fun time we had at the extended family party. Garrett’s improv games had us laughing with tears running down our cheeks! It was so much fun for all of the age groups to “play” together.
Andy & Kim Gerk
We love a good laugh, and had plenty during the Main Stage Improv show!
Donna Furmanek and Phyllis Stungis
I loved the way the audience was incorporated in the Main Stage Improv show. It felt like I was “in” on all the fun!
Great show! Awesome crew! High energy and different styles of comedy made my cheeks hurt.
Garrett always puts together a creative improv set of entertaining exercises for his improv workshops for people from all walks of life to enjoy. Garrett’s a Pro!
I highly recommend Garrett Gray of Main Stage Improv. I attended both Improv in the Park and his Main Stage Improv show and what I like the most is his creativity when it comes to the improv games and the patience he has to teach those who are new to improv. My favorite improv games are 1, 3, 5 word , the scene game between 2 people, and the Yes And game.
The cast is amazing! I give it 5-stars!
I have reached out to Garrett more times than I can count to give his popular Improv workshops to everyday people. The goals in doing these workshops are to get people out of their shells, have fun, and make new friends. His workshops are so entertaining and fun, that word of mouth gets out and I need to book him twice. Second City and SNL don’t have anything on Garrett. When I think of Improv, I think Garrett.
I enjoyed the structure and instruction that Garrett provided with his improv games at the TEDx Naperville event in 2022. It was easy to join in and feel comfortable with something that might have been uncomfortable!
These Improv workshops are great for all levels of improv experience. Garrett does a great job of creating a fun and safe environment for learning. He gave us smaller improv games to practice and teach us technique. It was a great experience for me, and it helped to build my confidence and my ability to adapt to a scene on the fly.
I took Garrett’s online improv course and it was a game-changer in improving my ability to think on my feet. His improv classes are not just entertaining; they’ve given me invaluable skills in communication, quick thinking, and adaptability. I’ve seen his impact on others too—transforming even the most reserved individuals into confident communicators!
Garrett’s improv course is the best around! So much fun! And, unlike many other introductory improv courses that focus on the very basics, Garrett will teach you the true fundamentals of performing improv. It’s taught in a very easy-to-learn manner, yet the course felt like an advanced improv class.
I had an amazing time at Garrett’s 1-hour Improv workshop at the District 54 Toastmasters Winter TLI in February 2024 . The energy in the room was high, and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The games forced me to be creative on the spot. My memory was also exercised. I would attend another workshop or class in a heartbeat!
The Main Stage Improv show was outstanding! The cast was so talented, and everyone had great chemistry! We laughed non-stop.
Frequently Asked Questions
Improv is a form of live theater where most or all of what is performed is created spontaneously without a script.
By taking improv classes, and doing improv workshops and practicing with like-minded individuals are great ways to start
Expect unscripted scenes often created based on audience suggestions. It’s interactive and each performance is unique.
Audience participation is common, but it depends on the format and the troupe. You may be asked for suggestions or to volunteer on stage.
Workshops are usually short, intensive training sessions focusing on specific improv skills, led by experienced instructors.
Workshops can be open to all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Check with the organizer for prerequisites.
Courses can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on the depth and focus of the study.
An improv course typically covers foundational skills like scene building, character development, and collaboration.
Yes, many institutions offer online improv courses, making it convenient to learn from anywhere.