Category: Past Workshops

2018 Workshop Schedule

Friday, April 20th, 2018  at The Torch Theatre 4721 N Central Ave | Phoenix AZ, 85012 10:00am-12:30pm Getting Messy with Group Scenes ~ Shaun Farrugia – WAITLIST ONLY Prerequisite: Completion of longform structure  1:00pm-3:30pm Characters, Baby! ~ Woody Fu – WAITLIST ONLY Prerequisite: completion of Level 1 or basic improv skills Saturday, April 21st, 2018  at Phoenix Center For The Arts… Read more →

Gender Blender ~ Betse Green

      Gender Blender Gender is a construct: so let’s get constructive! With an emphasis on finding authenticity through subject matter often lost in stereotypes, we will utilize playful exercises to break from the binaries that bind and draw strong, meaningful connections to the gender identity’s in your life, both in and out of performance.       Do… Read more →

Your Play Your Way ~ Xchel Hernandez

This workshop strengthens scene play by focusing students to rely on their instincts. Students will be led through a 2-hour workshop featuring key exercises meant to surprise / delight their expectations. Key takeaways will be trusting themselves, painting reality through response, and reaction through hyper-listening in a fun and supportive environment. If you’re frustrated with your play, come see Xchel… Read more →

Playing With Intention ~ Wendy Penrod

Have you ever been in a scene and felt stuck? Things only seem to get worse and you don’t know how to make it better? This workshop will teach you simple easy tricks to jump-start scenes and make them go from “dear god let this be over” to “dear god I hope this never ends.” DATE: Saturday, April 21st, 2018… Read more →

Clowning with Jetzo

Jetzo combines improv with dance, clown and idiot technique to create a one-of-a-kind show. This workshop will focus on getting you out of your head and into your body. Challenge you to take bigger risks. Tap into truthful emotions regardless of the absurdity of the moment. And to play physical, fearless and free. We’ll go over the basic philosophies of… Read more →

Characters, Baby! ~ Woody Fu

Spending a lot of time onstage playing yourself? Feeling stiff and uninspired? This workshop is designed to give you tools for fast, energetic play. We will explore the power of making big character choices right away through genre, high fidelity matching, and point of view. A surefire way to inject more fun into your scenes! DATE: Friday, April 20th, 2018… Read more →

Getting Messy with Group Scenes ~ Shaun Farrugia

Honey has played and performed it’s freeform fun in tons of cities over the past few years and it’s a thrill to watch and play. In this workshop, you’ll pick up tools that will build up your individual ability to play within a freeform. We’ll visit ways strengthen your ensemble play and different ways to do group scenes. You’ll also… Read more →

2018 Workshops Coming Soon

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about our 2018 workshop line-up. Don’t worry you have not missed it. We will be gathering all our great instructors and creating great workshop opportunities again this year soon. Here is what we can tell you now… Our workshops will be offered on Saturday, April 21st (and maybe opportunities available on Friday, April… Read more →

2017 Workshop Information & Schedule

This year the festival is presenting some great instructors with a vast array of focuses. Date: Saturday, April 22nd Cost: $65.00 Regular Locations:  Arizona Actors Academy Cambridge Court, 2701 N. 16th Street Unit #210, Phoenix, AZ 85006 The Torch Theatre 4721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012 REGISTRATION CLOSED 11:00am – 1:00pm Establish Your Environment Discover Your Scene with Eddie… Read more →