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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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Broken At Night

• 7/17/17 • Night Time In Broken, Alaska Improvisational Scene Work • It's never pitch black in Broken. We've new inhabitants in town. Everyone has secrets. Can we trust Brett Brickman who offers to build the town's new hotel, The Hideaway? You fit in! Come find out...

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I Have A Confession…

• JULY 10th • Discoveries at the Churnagosque July/Aug Improvisational Scene Work • Playing In Broken, Alaska • The small port town of Broken, Alaska is the perfect place to explore relationships. Mysteries abound and confessions unfold. We continue to find out  what...

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The Twisted Dingy Beckons

Improvisational Scene Work Playing In "Broken, Alaska" • JULY 3rd • Character & Relationships • JULY & AUG we continue to explore all the levels of humanity in the relationships between the townsfolk of "Broken, Alaska". Where do you fit in? Well, it's a port town...

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The First Ten Seconds

Improvisational Acting Workouts • June 19th • Auditions...the first 10 seconds • You are the most valuable component. Auditions are an opportunity to let the casting director see you at your best. The moment you walk through the door it begins. Do you love it or sigh...

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Your Strong Ingredients

June 5th • Improvisational Scene Work • JUNE, the month to let go with free bodies and curious imaginations. This month we focus on the what and how of story spilling out, characters, cold reading, containment, subtext... Stay In the Story With: Present Tense • Keen...

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What’s Your Dilemma?

MONDAY May 29th • Write A Scene On Your Feet • To begin you will choose unrelated, unplanned actions along with some basic character choices. You and your scene partner will then improvise a scene. Hyper listening and seeing > reacting > relationship and story gets...

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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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