What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Classes use fun and humor to teach skills valuable for both on stage and off. Classes are taught by the cast of Think Fast Improv, Hawaii's Favorite Unscripted Theater Company!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Wear pants or shorts and comfortable footwear to move around in. Also a jacket, we don't control the AC
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After the theater we were trained at closed, Mr Aaron created Think Fast to keep unscripted theater alive and build the community up again.
What do you love most about your job?
Getting to see people remembering how to play then realizing afterwards that they've learned something great.
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