Improv changed my life. And it can change yours.
I don’t just mean the ability to think on your feet, or work better with others. I’m talking about overcoming fears and anxieties and uncovering your natural confidence and finding the strength to take on all life has to offer, in a playful, fun, enjoyable way. Phew, long sentence.
It’s improv classes where anxious people can come together and laugh and play through their fears without judgement.
It’s corporate workshops where teams can get past all the pressure to be perfect, formal, business robots and laugh and play together as real people.
It’s speaking engagements where I tell my story of overcoming crippling anxiety through play, and getting your group improvising and laughing through the fears that hold so many of us back in life.
In other words, it’s a way for me to help people the way improv helped me.
It’s me! Cameron. This is where I put you at ease that you’re in safe hands.
I used to be anxious. All the time. It was who I thought I was, and always would be. Then improv and play helped me. Now I’m proof that anxiety isn’t a life sentence. And this is my chance to help others. Here’s a longer version of my story.
Cam Algie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of Play at Play with Fire Improv
Professor of Presentation Skills at Seneca College
Instructor and founder of the Improv for Anxiety program at Second City Toronto
Improviser for over 10 years, studying and performing across North America
Advertising copywriter for 12 years
Former anxious person (over 30 years’ experience)
“Cameron is one of the city’s best improv teachers, and he creates a fun, safe and supportive environment for students to laugh, play and grow! The other students in the class are always warm and welcoming, and I have really enjoyed laughing and spending time with all of them. I have even made some new friends! Cameron’s class has taught me how to be more relaxed and forgiving of myself, how to let go of fears and worries by being in the moment, and that I am “good enough” as I am. Do yourself a favour and check out “Play Anxiety Away” – you’ll love it!”
– Bethany C