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ImprovBoston regularly hosts nationally acclaimed improv instructors, directors, performers, authors, playwrights, and actors as part of our Master Class Series. Our goal is to provide ongoing opportunities for our students, cast, and wider community to experience a variety of talent and perspectives.
This Year's Boston Comedy Arts Festival (September 3-8, 2013) features an amazing array of workshops lead by some of the best in the Comedy Business.
with Jet Eveleth
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | $65
If you feel stuck in your head this is the workshop for you.
This workshop is designed to help students move past the traps of complicated situations and forced invention. We will let go of feeling robotic and play from a place that is more present to what is happening right now. This workshop offers the opportunity to discover your own natural comedic play by bringing more of yourself to the stage. We will focus on techniques that allow your thoughts to descend and that ignite your imagination. We will take a completely unique approach to the stage by using the iO long-form approach with Lecoq clown and Meisner techniques to discover your own comedic voice.
This course is for improvisers with a strong grasp of scenework all the way up to professionals honing their craft.
Prerequisite: Completion of IMPROV 201 or higher
Note: There is no Student Showcase performance for this Master Class.
Jet Eveleth has been fortunate to teach the art of improvisation all over the world. She has taught in theaters and college all over the US And recently taught in Norway and Latvia on a cultural exchange with US embassy. She helped create the curriculum and taught for the Comedy Studies program at Columbia College and is the former artistic director of the Chicago Improv Festival. She received her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts with a focus on comedic studies and improvisation. She is faculty at The Second City Conservatory Program and the iO Theater. She is a member of improv ensemble The Reckoning iO West in Los Angles. She currently tours the improvised shows Adsit and Eveleth with Scott Adsit from 30 Rock and Jet and Paul with SNL's Paul Brittain. She has also toured the original shows, The Barb Lameter Show, Touched, and I Live Next Door To Horses (Winner of Del Close Award for Best Scripted Show). She has performed at the Andy Kaufman Awards and was included in “Best Of Chicago's Stand-Up” at The Lincoln Lodge. She was listed as New City magazine’s "Top 50 Players" for 2010 and 2012. She recently development a television pilot mockumentary titled You Should Be Famous.
"The whole workshop made me feel like trusting yourself was key. And it also made me really feel more comfortable with my body. I've had a total epiphany from the workshop that has moved beyond just improvisation and comedy, and into how I'm living right now."
-Shanna Merlin, Merlin Works, Austin TX
“Zen-like insight.” -Michael Waterson, The Register, Napa CA
"Jet is a comedic powerhouse. I can honestly say that I’ve never taken any course that has better shown me what I’m capable of as a comedian."
-Jess Grant, Toronto, Canada
"Jet's class made me want to cry. Best workshop I've taken in 3 years. "
-Nate Morse, Chicago, IL
"Ego breaking! Go with an open mind and be ready to leave feeling victorious."
-Sarah McPeck, Chicago, IL
"Get in a room with Jet and she'll remind you why you became a comedian in the first place." -Allison Unger, New York, NY
"Exactly what I was looking for."- Jennifer Ducharme, Chicago, IL
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