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Monday Evening Exercises & Improvisational Scene Work Build Character • Touch photo for more

Let go.

• Break Free • Monday March 19th Improvised Scene Work “We worry that we aren’t going to have an honest discovery, so we make up stories. Or if we actually manage to have a real discovery, we worry that our reaction to that discovery isn’t going to be enough.” ~...

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Bravery Amped up

• Break In • Monday March 12th Improvised Scene Work “Acting is about finding the authenticity of a human being’s journey and giving your vision of certain aspects of the human being.” ~ Marion Cotillard [button...

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Imagination Taking Flight

• Imagination Workout • Monday FEB 26th • Improvised Scene Work • “It’s what still excites me most about acting; letting your imagination go places it’s never been before. There’s nothing better than that.” ~ Robin Wright Penn [button...

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Those Pesky Emotions…

• Connection Between Breath, Body & Emotions • • Monday FEB 19th • Improvisation Workout “You do not need to work to create emotions. Emotions are responses, they happen to us as a result of what we do. They will happen easily as long as you give your body permission...

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Finding Yourself In The Role

• Monday FEB 12th • Improvised Scene Work "Wear your character like a straw boater. Light enough to tip it and reveal yourself." ~ Del Close • CHARACTER ~ EXPLORATION • You will answer a few key questions to begin to flesh out a new character. Communication with scene...

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Courage vs. Comfort

• New Year • New Vistas • Monday Night Jan 29th  "I love flying by the seat of my pants, going at something instinctually." Frances McDormand • IMPROVISATION TAKE AWAYS • More Courage Keener listening Self-confidence Spontaneity Experience exercises and Improvised...

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Clarity and Contradiction

• New Year • New Vistas •  Improvisation Workouts • Monday Jan 22nd "Who isn't drawn in when a story or a character is full of specifics. Be the blueberry in the oatmeal." Kay LaVergne Jaz • JAN 22nd 2018 • Where scene work reigns. Specifics & Contradictions explored...

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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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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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Kay LaVergne Jaz

Kay LaVergne Jaz


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



Phinney Sandbox
6701 Greenwood Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Across from Red Mill Burgers
7 – 10 pm
$20 cash or check
up to 12 max
Free street

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