Zeus became known as the Greek god of improvisation after he came up with Athena off the top of his head. Make up mythological mirth with today’s Groupon from the Center For Improvising Plays and Scripts, held at the Center for Divine Awakening in North Phoenix. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get admission for one to an improv workshop (a $60 value).
- For $50, you get admission for two to an improv workshop (a $120 value).
Then choose from the following dates and times:
* Friday, November 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
* Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Saturday, November 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Veteran improviser and instructor Gary Jacobs travels the world to teach the techniques of long-form improvisation to students of all skill levels. During three-hour workshops, groups of 25 pupils absorb an encyclopedia of improv knowledge for creating full plays in real time without prearranged plots, structures, or directors wearing pancakes as berets. Jacobs will also teach students the differences between long-form and short-form improvisation in a creative, supportive space. During the workshop, classmates can connect with others in profound ways, exercise communication skills, nurture creative impulses, and ultimately send those impulses off into the world as funny and dramatic scenes.
Gary Jacobs has been performing and teaching improv for more than 33 years in the United States and abroad in countries such as New Zealand and Terebithi-Oz, which he made up during a scene. He currently acts as the artistic director for Precipice Improv, Fling Improv, Blank State Improv, and Flashbang Improv in the Washington, DC area.