Jacque Arend will use the Deconstruction form to explore position play and how the different types of scenes can increase your improv tools for scene work and performance. We will explore grounded, realistic scenes, peas in a pod, character-driven thematic scenes, straight/absurd, commentary scenes, creating a run of fast callbacks and connections, as well as heightening relationships to fulfill an arc of your show. You will walk away from this class with insight to understanding what kind of scene you are in so you can work with your partners to build on the most interesting and dynamic material. You will exercise your muscles for fun, playful ensemble work while seeing the bigger picture to create more cohesive performances overall. This class is for skill-building and does not include a performance. Class size is limited to 10.
Prerequisite: Intermediate students who have long-form experience.
Students who have taken deconstruction with Jacque in the past should contact Sam to go on standby for a spot.
Instructor: Jacque Arend
Class size: 10
Dates & Times
Sunday, April 14 1pm-5pm
Saturday, April 20 2:30pm-5:30pm
Saturday, April 27 2:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday, April 28 1pm-5pm
Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005 where she learned the Deconstruction at the iO Summer Intensive from Miles Stroth. She co-founded the Torch Theatre in 2007 where she was an original architect and instructor of their training program. Jacque also teaches improvisation for actors at Arizona Actors Academy and will be a master instructor at Camp Improv Utopia East in September of 2019. She has taught the Deconstruction countless times as part of the Torch Theatre Level 4 and focused elective courses. Jacque has combined Miles Stroth and Brian O’Connell’s concepts of position play and the deconstruction with her own styles and approaches to bring you a great workshop that can boost any improvisor’s skill set and long-form understanding.Date/Time
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019
Second Beat Improv Theater