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More Than One Way

Monday November 20th We Continue To Explore Character With Improvised Scene Work "One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." ~ Henry Miller • This past week we courageously explored solo work, 2 person, and 7 person scenes where...

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Taking Scary/Fun Steps

Monday November 13th We Explore More Character With Improvised Scene Work “You should know your story so completely that there is no question any actor can ask you about a character (including aspects of off-screen life and back-story) for which you cannot instantly...

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Stairway to Character

November Mondays We Explore Character With Improvised Scene Work "Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there." ~ Meryl Streep [button...

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What Scares You?

Commitment. Know the difference in your body. Not 80%. not 90%. But 100% plus. Improvised Scene Work, Monday Oct 30th  "It sounds like magic or something corny but really the determinant, instead of talking about 'staying in character' should be focus, determination...

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Being Bold is BASIC

• Mondays IN OCTOBER  •  Bold • Authentic • Spontaneous • Intelligent • Committed • "Acting represents all that human beings experience, and if you want it to be 'nice,' you will never be a serious communicator of the human experience." - Larry Moss [button...

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Too Much Window Dressing

• SEPTEMBER 18th • What's cluttering up your view? Improvised Scene Work All of us have stuff that clouds our view, and keeps us from being our best. Find the work that clears the air and breaks hearts. You are worth it.  "It’s difficult, if not impossible, to get...

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The Sounds Of Silence

• actors workout with improvised scenes • letting go to listen fully • AUGUST 21st • This Monday we'll work with 6 line scenes, learned on the spot. With 2 to 3 takes each... all mixed up with some very loud silences. The last hour our scene work will be played out...

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Take Me Or Leave Me Be

 • AUGUST 14th • What does it mean to react on impulse while you keep your point of view? Improvised scene work where relationships matter.  “As actors, you become an expert at starting over…It’s not about getting it right. It’s about getting it truthful.” ~ Lupita...

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Broken Doors Are Always Open

• JULY 31st • What Keeps Your Doors Closed? Improvised scene work where you open yourself up to the possible.  Open doors in a relationship. Find what agreement brings. What happens when saying yes to your scene partner is not just verbal, but involves all of you....

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Broken: The Usual Suspect

• JULY 24th • Once you step foot on shore, you won't want to leave. Improvised Scene Work • Broken People: Did Burt learn to sketch portraits in Norfolk or London? Mark can materialize any book you want from Brook's Books and Things. Gizelle Van Voderhosen...

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Kay LaVergne Jaz

Kay LaVergne Jaz

Educator

Improvisational Acting Workshops

No matter what we “do” it’s all based on 100% commitment with …”active listening and breath awareness”.

Some of the themes we emphasize:

  • Mining Emotional Truth
  • Character Outing
  • Narrative 
  • Specificity Exercises

 

 

WHERE
Phinney Sandbox
6701 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Across from Red Mill Burgers
DATES & TIMES
Mondays
7 – 10 pm
COST
$20 cash or check
CLASS SIZE
up to 12 max
PARKING
Free street

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