SKILLZ DAY: Let’s Play (Agreeing to the Group Game)

This workshop is great for improvisors & performers of all experience levels and the skills conditioned can strengthen the individuals sense of play throughout all aspects of performance. Recommended for improvisors wishing to improv their ensemble games and/or scene work in both short and longform improv.

Organic group games can be intimidating. It is a process of writing the rules as you go. How do you get an entire group to agree to the rules in the moment without asking yourself “what are we doing?” This class will strengthen your tools of support, active listening, matching, pattern-making and heightening to help you turn any choice into fun ensemble games. We’ll focus on simple choices and small steps so that organic group games feel like play and not work. If you struggle with the group game this workshop is for you.  It can also be passed onto your ensemble to maximize your group connection whether you perform the Harold or not.

  • Instructor: Jacque Arend
  • Date: Saturday, December 16th, 2017
  • Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Location: The Torch Theatre
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Prerequisite: Any Performance Experience. Improv recommended but not necessary.
  • This class is limited in size.

Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005. Her first dose of education came from IO Chicago’s summer intensive. She co-founded The Torch Theatre (Phoenix, Arizona) in 2007 and teaches Ensemble Performance, Advanced Formats, as well as various workshop focuses including Deconstruction. Jacque is the lead instructor for The Torch Theatre’s Corporate Team Building program and administers the training center. In addition, she is the Director of Improv/Comedy Programming at Arizona Actors Academy and is the registration coordinator for Camp Improv Utopia. Jacque is a regular performer with a handful of ongoing troupes, such as Skewed News Hour, JaxN Reed, Birds & Broads and MuChuChu. Jacque has played on main stage of the Phoenix Improv Festival for the last eleven years. Recently she has performed at the 2016 District Improv Festival, 2017 San Diego Improv Festival, 2017 Del Close Marathon. She has traveled to teach at both the District Improv Festival and Camp Improv Utopia East.

This class is full. Registration is closed.

Tickets: $20

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