The Torch Theatre has experienced instructors who can make your event an unforgettable experience. For team building and communication focuses in business, non-profit organizations, education or social groups, our instructors translate the basic skills applied to improvisational performance and translate it to life skills. Whether it be team building, problem solving, public speaking, listening, collaboration and/or idea generating, we can bring simple yet effective improv exercises while creating a welcome and safe environment for your group. The outcome of this fun experience together will build a more connected team, open up personalities, stretch their imagination, create unexpected personal connections and re-enforce positive communication skills.
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We have worked with many businesses, non-profits and social groups including Go Daddy, RJ Reynolds, Lodestar, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Arizona State University, American Express, Gannett, YELP, Seeds4Autism, Foundation for Blind Children, Cox Business, University Of Phoenix, City of Phoenix, APS, Federal Government and Aramark.
The Torch Theatre can put together a workshop to suit any department, any business or dedicated group. Our rates range from $15 to $45 per person depending on duration and size of your group. We are willing to find solutions to work within your budget and have affordable rates for non-profit organizations. Use this link to our form that asks you all the questions to help us understand exactly what you are looking for. Please complete the form and we will get back to you with an estimate to add improvisation to your upcoming event. Scroll more for testimonials from some of our recent clients.
The Torch Theatre can also provide your group with a fun interactive performance – good for any party or celebration. We will bring a handful of our strongest performers to your event and entertain and engage your crowd. Performances can range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes and are perfect for employee appreciation events, retreat entertainment or holiday parties.
Jacqueline Arend has been improvising since 2005. She is a co-founder of The Torch Theatre and has been instructing since 2007. She teaches longform improvisation regularly at the Torch Theatre, improv for actors with the Arizona Actors Academy and corporate workshops for businesses around the valley.
“Thanks so much for the great workshop today! Everyone definitely had a lot of fun and brought us out of our shells a little!” ~ Teen Lifeline, Inc. January 2017
“Thank you so much for crafting such a wonderful improvisational workshop for our Global Sales Conference. Now that we are back in the office, I am still hearing our team talk about how this was one of the highlights of the entire conference. We really appreciate your team making this such a successful and memorable event for us.” ~ Cardlytics, May 2017
“I just wanted to send a thank you from our team to you for our workshop. We had such a great time and we talked about it well into the next day. …. Your energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge for the craft was second to none. We appreciate the time you spent with us and all the lessons we went over were so relatable to our daily work. Thanks for spreading presentness, connection, and laughter into the world.” ~ WebPT, April 2017
“Thank you so much for time you provided for us on Monday. Everyone had a blast, learned about each other, and bonded more as a team.” ~ On the Money, LLC, July 2017
“Thank you for coming to do improv with our group last month. Both the Scholars and the staff had a fantastic time strengthening our sense of community, and all three of you did a wonderful job of facilitating.” ~ The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU, 2017
“Jacque, thank you so much for today! It was a huge success and everyone loved it. I feel like it definitely opened up a few people that would’ve never done something like that. I can tell you love your job, so that made it easier for all of us.” ~ Liftable Media, 2017
“Thank you Jacque! It was a lot of fun, and I heard people discussing afterward how applicable the concept of “yes, and” instead of “yes, but” will be on the phone. Plus it was a great teambuilder.” ~ Longboard Asset Management – Cold Call Sales Team, 2016
“We received a lot of positive feedback from our sales team about the session. It seemed everyone was a bit more open and willing to speak up afterwards. We had a brainstorming session where “yes, and!” was used quite a bit to keep the ideas flowing!” ~ Matthews Marking Systems – Field Sales Team, 2014
“My team recently attended a half day corporate team-building event at the Torch. We all had a great time! It was amazing to see the members of my team quickly shed their safety zones in order to participate in the improv activities. Jackie did a great job putting us at ease and allowing us to have a lot of fun. I will recommend the experience to my colleagues at work.” ~ American Express, 2013