Engage trains individuals and organizations in empathy, emotional engagement, and communication.
Engage uses tested improvisational and role-play techniques so participants can feel safe opening up.
Connect to yourself, the people around you, and the world. Live a fuller life.
About the Founders:
Tarik Davis earned a BA in journalism from Rutgers University and has taught improv in the New York City School System, in Amsterdam with Boom Chicago, on a cruise ship for Second City and at Rikers Island Penitentiary. You may have seen him on Late Night with Seth Meyers or in multiple national commercials.
Chris Griswold attended the University of Pittsburgh as an undergrad, winning two Keystone Press Awards for his student journalism. He also attended the Master’s program at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, where he trained staff at the Scripps Survey Research Center. He has taught improv classes for college students in Pittsburgh, children in an Ohio homeless shelter, and blind performers in New York City, among many others.
Improv has become an extremely popular field of study, with many thousands of people learning and practicing it worldwide.
Before it became a tool for comedy, improv was developed as a set of techniques for communication and acting. It quickly became a favorite of comedians, however, because of the abilities it gave them to explore and experiment with their material while remaining alert and attentive to audiences.
If you’ve ever seen a comedian effortlessly dispatch a heckler, you can see the benefits of this work in any field.
Engage trains soft skills for a more aware, accessible life. When people can live fearlessly and listen to each other, life improves for everyone. Perception, empathy, persuasion, charm, humor - all of this and more are available to you. The potential for all of these is already inside you; you just need to unlock them. Let's build a better future for all of us: capable people, living healthier, more fulfilling lives.