The Improv Lab An improvisational acting classListed as: Arts, Community & Neighborhood
Event tags: Theater, education, Indio, Cochella
WHAT: THE IMPROV LAB
WHERE: INDIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
45175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA
WHEN: SUNDAYS, APRIL 15-MAY 27, 2012
TUITION: $175 for the course
($150 if paid by March 31)
Additional discounts for former students...
The Improvisation Laboratory is an improvisational acting class in a fun, supportive environment where students will learn skills to create improvised games and scenes. These skills include spontaneity, heightened awareness, effective listening, remembering, learning, communicating, and risk-taking. The students will then have the option to participate in an improv performance at the theatre. These skills can also be applied to work in the performing arts or can be used as a tool for personal development.
The Improvisation Laboratory will be led by Jeanette Knight, an award-winning actor, director, and educator, whose body of work includes over 40 roles and 20 directing credits nationwide, including a stint at the Tony award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. She has served as an artist-in-residence for the California Arts Council, Beaumont Actors Studio, and the McCallum Theatre, where she also was its Education Program Manager for eight years. She has been recognized as a master teaching artist in the field of Aesthetic Education, an inquiry-based progressive education methodology pioneered by the Lincoln Center Institute in New York. She founded Joe & Mustard, the long-form improvisational acting troupe, whose members have been dubbed “masters” of the art form. Jeanette is part of the theatre faculty at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy, one of only three arts-based boarding schools in the United States. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
For more information about the Improvisation Laboratory, or to register, call 760.320.2825 or 760.408.4715.