Friends of Los Alamos Pride News:
As part of Pride this year, the Friends of Los Alamos Pride, in partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group Prism, are bringing back comedic performer Quinn Fontaine for several evenings of improvised fun.
Fontaine will be teaching the art of improv 6-8 p.m. June 25 via Zoom. The classes are open to learners of all ages and skill levels. According to Fontaine, the classes will focus on “deep listening and playfulness in a fun and judgment-free zone”.
“Attendees often experience a wonderful sense of connection and expansion where they’ve experienced being seen, heard and felt,” Fontaine said.
The benefits of learning improv skills go far beyond the comedy world, from improved relationship and team building to active listening and a heightened sense of self-confidence. Fontaine said most who attend improv classes “report a deeper sense of trusting one’s own creative impulses, in addition to better communication skills”.
Fontaine said he is excited and honored to be a part of Los Alamos Pride this year: “To have been involved since the first Los Alamos Pride is really special. Everyone I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working with has been so kind.”
Fontaine is a comedic performer, teacher, author and soul coach.
Prism will be covering the cost of the virtual classes. Each improv class will have an attendance limit of 22 people. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.