Let’s Play: Four Week Improvaganza
Coming to Second Beat this Winter!
Deets: Every Sunday January 12th, 19th, 26th & February 2nd
12:00pm to 2:30pm @ Second Beat
Week 1Us Against The WorldThis workshop will explore all the fun and joy of matching, peas in a pod, character driven scenes. Whether it be a game of heightening or a slice of life exploring thematics – this workshop will focus solely on the ability to yes and, matching point of view to create a pure us against the world relationship.
Week 2Learn to Love the Organic Group GameImprov is about ensemble so let’s celebrate it by playing together and finding the game. Exercise how to make a choice without fear, trusting the collaborative process brick by brick. Practice matching and accepting the rules you discover. Learn how to avoid the traps that create road blocks. Unlock the limitations, find patterns and heighten step by step to create fun organic group games you will love.
Week 3EDITS!Exercise and explore the full edit toolbox. Open up the possibilities of your show, control your pacing, keep the audience wanting more by understanding all the ways to transport through time and space. This workshop will feature; Tag Ins! Tag Outs! Walk Ins! Walk outs! Transformations, what?! Dissolves like Hards Edits, Soft Edits… and let’s not forget about the good ole fashioned sweep. We wouldn’t be anywhere without the sweep. Clear the stage already!
Week 4Let’s Call Back Some Stuff!Practice creating a strong solid foundation of interesting stuff and learn how to recognize the “stamps”. Prepare your show for callbacks and connections with bold characters, fun environments and gooey specifics so that you can discover all the ways to call it back. Let’s not get on the train of improv, let’s go to the party! Happy New Year!
Jacque Arend got this gig because Sam Haldiman is her husband.But if you must know….Jacque started improvising in 2005 by attending the iO Chicago summer intensive. She returned to Phoenix and started improvising immediately locally. Eventually co-founding the Torch Theatre in 2007 where she contributed to the curriculum and instruction of their program for 10 years and still continues to perform on the stage with Light Rail Pirates and JaxN Reed. Jacque has taught all over the country, in Washington DC, San Diego, Tucson and has taught at Camp Improv Utopia East for three years. In 2013 Jacque created the improv and comedy program at Arizona Actors Academy and continues to coach improv to beginners and a performance level class. Jacque performs at Second Beat every third Friday with Skewed News Hour and Birds & Broads on third Saturdays with Liz Hutchman. Anyway, Jacque’s got skills, it’s not solely just nepotism.