IMPROV: Inspiration Information
1:00pm-2:00pm | Oct 31-Dec 12 | SAT |
6 weeks | ADULT
*no class on Nov 28
via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent via email once order is confirmed)
Every moment of our improv — from the opening suggestion to the final blackout — is bursting with information that can lead us to discoveries that ensure that we never have to force anything. We'll explore being ready for any instance of inspiration through hardcore listening, trusting our instincts, and being open-hearted about whatever comes our way on stage. Taking that approach, students will learn how to use any suggestion, how to deconstruct every piece of a longform or game, how to keep connections and callbacks in your back pocket without worrying about them, and much more!
Meet the Teaching Artist:
Jose Gonzalez (he/him) is a Phoenix native who teaches and performs improv comedy at The Torch Theatre, a volunteer-run, nonprofit theatre that he co-founded in 2007. For nearly two decades, Jose has performed and taught around the valley (The Torch, SMoCA, Roosevelt Row, The Playground Pop-Up Academy @ Space 55) and across Arizona, North America and parts of Europe. He also hosts Vinyl Voices, where guests tell stories with accompanying songs on for-real vinyl records, spun by DJ Elle MNOP. Jose’s also the guest host for the Phoenix branch of The Moth StorySlam and the creator/producer of COZY, a night of standup & stories.
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