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Longform improv Basics with Jacque Arend

June 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Jacque Arend Teaches at the neighborhood Comedy theatre in downtown mesa.

Enjoy this intensive look at what is considered the first “modern”, non-linear longform improv structure, the Harold. Inspired by organic improvised play and using the three beat structure, folks learn strong scene work, finding patterns (“game”), heightening, building worlds & making connections. This format is incredible practice for comedy writing, performance skills & life awesomeness. With a strong emphasis on ensemble, the Harold demands that you check your ego for success. As a bonus – we’ll throw in a night of Slacker – learning this simple form only utilizing Tag edits to expand, stretch & time jump throughout imaginative realms creating limitless opportunity in your longform storytelling. Get a bonus format that elevates any and all longform performance.

This is a Four week workshop from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

About your instructor:

Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005 by attending the iO Chicago Summer Intensive. She co-founded The Torch Theatre (Phoenix, Arizona) in 2007 and was a collaborator on their training program. Jacque was the administrator for The Torch Theatre’s Training Center from 2007-2019 and lead instructor for their Corporate Team Building program from 2012-2019. Jacque is currently the main instructor for the improv/comedy programs for actors at Arizona Actors Academy, building her own program in 2013. She is the managing director for Camp Improv Utopia and was an elective instructor at Camp East in 2017, 2018, 2021 and a Master Instructor in 2019. Jacque teaches workshops as well as performs with Skewed News Hour & Birds & Broads regularly at Second Beat improv Theatre. She can be found at The Bridge from time to time with Light Rail Pirates. Jacque has traveled and taught all around America from Washington DC to San Diego, CA.

Are you ready to embark on an epic adventure filled with laughter, learning, and delicious food and drinks while you are here in the heart of downtown Mesa? You can find all the awesome restaurants in our neighborhood. Fully immerse yourself in the vibrant and exciting neighborhood, with all its unique boutiques, fantastic restaurants, and thrilling nightlife

You can find parking info for downtown mesa here.  Ride the light Rail, the station is basically right in front of us

Click here for all the comedy shows we offer at our theatre. Want to try improv? We have an assortment of classes and workshops through out the year click here for more info.


June 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
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Neighborhood Comedy Theatre
214 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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