Zoomnasium with Jacque Arend

This “membership” to the Zoomnasium is a highly collaborative process. Jacque Arend will run you through an exercise program visiting all of the easy peasy aspects of Zoom video improv performance. Then together you will try new things and showcase your new or sharpened skills in a way that features the sensibilities of the ensemble.

This class is open to all but not recommended for beginners. Having Zoom experience is a plus but not necessary if you’re open to the challenge.

Instructor: Jacque Arend
Date: Sundays, September 13 – October 18, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Student Cap: 10
Six-Week Membership Price: $160

Week 1 – How The Heck Do We Do This?

Let’s talk zoom tips & tricks and get to know each other.
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Acting Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play

Week 2 – It’s Zoom, So Let’s Just Zoom

Using LaRhonde, we’ll play with Zoom Calls. Why the heck not?
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Active Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play, Scenework, Character Work, Structure

Week 3 – What Do You Mean You Don’t Believe I’m On The Moon?

“Sense of place” to transcend reality. Real existential stuff, ya’ll. Wild.
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Active Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play, Scenework, Character Work, Structure, Ensemble Work, Environment Work

Week 4 – Let’s At Least Try to Do Here What We Did There

Camera and mic work to explore edits and sideline support.
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Active Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play, Scenework, Character Work, Structure, Ensemble Work, Environment Work

Week 5 – What Haven’t We Tried?

Let’s innovate! Try and fail and learn and grow. Put the ball in play.
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Active Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play, Scenework, Character Work, Structure, Ensemble Work, Environment Work, Devising

Week 6 – Raise the Barn

Let’s show off these amazing muscles and practice for a show.
Muscles: Focus, Connection, Active Listening, Acceptance, Support, Play, Scenework, Character Work, Structure, Ensemble Work, Environment Work, Devising

BIO

Jacque Arend got this gig because Sam Haldiman is her husband.

But if you must know….

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. Jacque has taught all over the country, in Washington DC, San Diego, Tucson and has taught at Camp Improv Utopia East for three years. In 2013 Jacque created the improv and comedy program at Arizona Actors Academy and continues to coach improv to beginners and a performance level class. Jacque jumped into Zoom like many others when COVID hit, having to quickly adapt her regular classes online. Was on the front line with her husband Sam Haldiman and Second Beat Theater’s attempt to keep shows going virtually. Jacque has been skimming away at all the various Virtual Theater experiences out there, collecting little bits and pieces here and there. Adapting her performance and coaching to Zoom has been a wonderful opportunity to learn, and she is happy to guide others to improve and strengthen their own muscles in this platform. Anyway, Jacque’s got skills, it’s not solely just nepotism.

Date/Time
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location
Second Beat Improv Theater

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