Improv Wins presents Master Class w/ Jet Eveleth (SATURDAY)
Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CST)
Improv Wins brings you a master class from Jet Eveleth. Jet is going to be teaching a Saturday workshop on playing honest from 2:30-5:30 at The New Movement. Jet is a master of truth in comedy. Spots in this workshop are limited. Reserve you spot asap.
Love the comedy of Ricky Gervais and Louis CK? Having a difficult time playing clever? Try playing real. Let go of feeling robotic on stage and speaking in unnatural tones. Instead of playing a fairly convincing human, be a human. This workshop will focus on making improv easy by bringing more of yourself to the stage. Designed specifically to help students move past the traps of complicated situations and forced invention. 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 a long-form approach with Lecoq clown and Meisner techniques to discover your own comedic voice.
Jet Eveleth has been member of The Reckoning at the iO Theater (Chicago & Los Angeles) since 2001. She also tours the shows Adsit & Eveleth and Jet & Paul. She has also toured the original sketch shows, Ted & Melanie, The Barb Lameter Show, Cafe Noir, Roseville, Touched, and I Live Next Door To Horses (Winner of Del Close Award for Best Scripted Show). She development the television pilots Ditch Mitchem, You Should Be Famous, and Jet Across America. Her film works include the comedies, American Legacy, One-Small Hitch and Close Quarters. 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" in Chicago for 2010 and 2012. In 2012 she toured Europe performing and teaching physical theater with The Second City as part of a cultural exchange with the US Embassy. She studied clown with Paola Coletto, Aitor Basauri and Philippe Gaulier, mentor of Sacha Baron Cohen. She is the former artistic director of the Chicago Improv Festival and teaches for The Second City Conservatory Program, the iO Theater and for Columbia College's Comedy Studies Program, where she received her Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts.
When & Where
The New Movement
The New Movement is a kick-ass comedy conservatory/performance venue that exists in two great southern cities at once - Austin and New Orleans. We teach improv and sketch classes, host shows 7 nights a week, and throw cool festivals like Hell Yes Fest, The Megaphone Marathons, and the Improv Wins Conference.
You really need to get onboard what we're doing because it's all of the fun things.