Photo of Daniel Sara and Ivy Sunflower

Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, beginning September 25, 2023 

For actors and non-actors, improv’s gifts are abundant:  for a stronger personal presence, for more joy/fun, and for personal development.

Core improv skills such as “yes and,” “listening,” and “agreement,” build into many other next-level skills that help us co-create new universes with our scene partners, develop on-the-fly great characters & emotionality, expand our capacity for humor, and more.

Improv is also ridiculously fun and funny (with 14 other like-minded new friends)!  Who wants two hours of ongoing laughter every Monday night for nine weeks?

Finally, improv is a uniquely fun source for personal development skills, including:  enhanced confidence, impromptu public speaking skills, co-creativity/teamwork best practices, and the discovery of performance skills you didn’t know you had!

Join Ivy, Daniel, and many new friends for a very special improv adventure this fall at WBTT!



Level: All Levels (18 years old & up)

Dates:  Mondays September 25 - November 6, 2023
             Graduation Performance, Monday, November 13, 8 PM 

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cost: $240

Location: The Howard J. Millman (Black Box) Theatre
                  Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
                  1012 N Orange, Sarasota Fl, 34236

**All fees to be paid upon registration**

About the Instructors:
Daniel Sara has been directing, performing, and teaching improv since 2004.  He completed Improv Boston’s 6-level School of Improv, and earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology from CIIS in San Francisco.

Daniel celebrates improv for the joy it brings, its ability to keep us in the presentmoment, and for its other benefits, such as personal empowerment.  On a related note, Daniel has a passion for co-creating “edu-tainment” improv:  improv for personal and/or professional development.  For example, Daniel integrates improv into professional development seminars (his day job as a leadership consultant, facilitator, and coach).  On the personal development side, since 2004, Daniel has directed four “edu-tainment” improv troupes.  Daniel is currently the director of Love & Fire Improv, improv all about healthy dating & relationships, currently doing monthly shows in St Pete, FL. 

Ivy Sunflower is an award-winning actress, director, and esteemed teaching artist. With a strong emphasis on improv, she imparts a diverse skill set, including playwriting, acting for the stage and screen, scene study, and several others through her classes at American Stage and private coaching sessions. As a seasoned director in the world of improv-based series, Ivy's passion for this art form is deeply ingrained, and it is also the source of her unique name, Ivy Sunflower. Her expertise shines through in the Improv Masterclasses she conducts as well, and she actively collaborates with Daniel Sara as a cast member of Love & Fire Improv. 

Ivy's ultimate aim is to inspire others through the transformative power of performance, particularly nurturing the next generation's talent to help aspiring artists explore the boundless world of improv.

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