Overcoming shyness, finding presence, and enjoying life through play.
3 weeks on Thursdays, beginning 1/19/17 ~~ 7pm-8:30pm @ Jester's Theater inside Sands Regency
In this three week course, we'll be taking a look at the thing we most want to avoid: ourselves. In week 1, we'll be reflecting on some of the beliefs we have about ourselves that keep us from breaking out of that shell, as well as learning to laugh at ourselves through play. We'll also be taking home some basic tools to use throughout the week, so that in Week 2, we can reflect on how implementing those tools made a positive impact in our social interactions. In Week 2 we'll continue the art of play, learn how to fail in front of other people, examine our control issues, and how to use our voice to communicate our fears effectively. In Week 3, we'll be conquering one major fear of ours, whether that's teaching a game or a lesson to the group, delivering a presentation, or performing an artistic piece (like a monologue, spoken word, standup comedy, speech, toast etc.).
ENJOY THIS 3 WEEK COURSE FOR JUST $75!
Sundays, January 15th - February 5th, 5pm-6:15pm
Four workshops to give you the tools to audition better, create characters, delve into meaning and find that emotion.
Have you ever called in sick to school or work when you felt fine? Then you can act! This series of workshops will help you to hone those skills so that you can truly improve as an artist and actor (or just to improve that “sick voice”). This workshop is for every level, and Amanda will work one-on-one with you at the level you feel comfortable with.
From a more confident audition to an in-depth dramatic scene, Amanda will help you every step of the way.
Week 6 of this class is a performance in our theater for your friends and family!
On stage and in life - how to master the art of 'Yes...And'.
December 11th: 3pm-7pm @ Jester's Theater inside Sands Regency
In this class we'll focus on the Art of Mastering the "Yes, and" through a series of confidence building exercises and scene work. The best improvisors are often the performers who truly listen to their partners and tend to be the most generous players on a team. We'll learn to heighten our listening, clear up the true definition of what "Yes, and" really means and we'll learn how to hold on to our initial choices while at the same time accepting the choices made by our partner. This is one of the few classes I teach that includes elements that are easily applied to a performers' life off stage.
Emily is a 12 year veteran of the Chicago stages of Second City and iO. She also has 7 years of coaching teams for a myriad of Chicago stages, along with corporate coaching and teaching at improv festivals.
Created and Facilitated by Joseph Garton
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