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


Improvised Scene Work • Monday DEC 10th • "...good acting to me is about reacting.” ~ Jim Jarmusch ~ ~ Breathe, See, Hear, Taste, Touch, Smell, then React ~ A workshop with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. A mix of...

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At The Ready

• Monday NOV 12th • Fully Engaged • Improvised Scene Work "It’s being so aware of the other person that, even if you have your back to them, you’re observing them. It’s letting everything about them affect you; not just their words, but also their tone of voice, their...

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What’s too comfy?

• Monday NOV 5th • Text & 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 ~ Circumstances change behaviors and relationship. We'll...

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Make Fear Disappear

Leave Safe and Polite Behind • Monday OCT 1st • With Improvised Scene Work “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” ~ Carrie Fisher ~ In this workshop...

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Character Flexing

Letting Your Role Play You • Monday SEPT 17th • With Improvised Scenes “I try to research or make up for myself what happened in any character’s life. From when he was born until the first page of the script. I fill in the blanks.” ~ Viggo Mortensen [button...

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Stuck In Your Head?

Purposeful Movement Matters • Monday AUG 20th • Improvised Scene Work “You don’t have to become more interesting, more sensitive, more talented, more observant – to act better. You do have to become more active.” ~ David Mamet ~ Stay alive in your body. With random...

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I found a key…

Emotional Honesty • Monday August 13th • Improvised Scene Work With Text "I give myself to my parts as to a lover." ~ Vanessa Redgrave  • You will work scenes with a beginning, middle and end piece of text filling in the rest. And then again with different...

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It Makes A Difference

Commitment • Monday JULY 16th • Improvisational Scene Work “I took a hard look at myself as an actor and finally admitted that in all these years I was never truly doing the work. And if I am going to continue to be immortalized in them then I decided I must commit to...

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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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