This three-week intensive is a crash course in Modern Day Longform. Learn some of the early formats of the art form that got us to today so that we may continue to build an incredible tomorrow. Experience the origins to continue the evolution.
- Saturday & Sunday: 2:30pm-5:30pm
- August 27 & 28 – Slacker & Armando : The Evolution
- @ Second Beat Improv Theater
- Cost: $60 per Focus
Week 3 – Slacker & Armando: The Evolution
Modern Day Longform is a living thing, and modern improvisors are forming all kinds of “structures”, “formats”, “openings”, to set them apart, challenge themselves, & ultimately, hopefully, put on a great fresh new show. These two formats, Slacker & Armando, were created by our, still living, 2nd generation forefathers of improvisation. The Slacker (created by Beer, Shark, Mice) utilizes the awesome editing mechanism, the tag, and forces the players to think about the worlds potential connections from every scene to the next. Learn how to fold time in, out, over and under itself. The Armando (created by Armando Diaz) was meant to feature a single storyteller and their stories inspire the improvisation. Over the years, much like the creation of the Harold it evolved into an identifiable unified structure to aim for that is sure to jam. We’ll talk about this simplified three beat structure and how to utilize source material to create awesome content, while also maintaining a cohesive show. The two structures paired together really boost your longform!
Jacque started improvising in 2005 by attending the iO Chicago summer intensive. She returned to Phoenix and started improvising immediately locally. Eventually co-founding the Torch Theatre in 2007 where she contributed to the curriculum and instruction of their program for 10 years. Currently, Jacque is the Improv Instructor at Arizona Actors Academy, as well as Associate Artistic Director. She is also the Education & General Operations Manager for Camp Improv Utopia. Jacque has taught all over the country, in Washington DC, San Diego, Tucson and has taught at Camp Improv Utopia East. Jacque performs at Second Beat every third Friday with Skewed News Hour and Birds & Broads on third Saturdays with Liz Hutchman.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Second Beat Improv Theater
Bookings are closed for this event.