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Have you ever wanted to explore the joys of your OWN Sense of Humor? The time has come dear ladies of Queens. If you are a regular lady, quiet, loud, curious, creative, interested in the world around you, looking to engage in the present moment, this could be just what the doctor ordered. Astoria Women's Improv has been recognized by Boro Magazine and is launching into it's 2nd year! I can't believe that there is so much need for the funny, but I tell you neighbors... There really is. The class is 8 weeks in duration, you will play games in groups, one on one and in front of a class that will soon be some of your favorite people. The warm up games are gentle and kind and designed to get you thinking on your feet and delight you. Before you know it, you will be "Yes...And-ing" all over the dang place and the funny part is...you don't even need to be funny. We use improv to bond, learn, grow and play. By the end of the class you know more about where you shine, how to help another human shine and how to enjoy the heck out of it in the process. Fear of public speaking is one of the most common fears in the world. Let's speak fearlessly....together.
OH...and there will be wine.
With a bachelor in Musical Theater and a lifetime of performing, directing and being strange, join this lady of laughter to discover your storytelling abilities! Jen was Frenchy in the National tour of “Grease!”, performed with heavy hitters like Maltby and Shire and Nancy Opel to name a few. You being you is all you need to be. Financial analysts, lawyers, doulas, engineers, social workers all…welcome, come and get in touch with your creative spirit.
Alexis started doing improv in 2005 in college (Seton Hall University) and “formally trained” so to speak at the People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), studying improv under Bradford Jordan, Joe Schiappa, Kevin Cragg (currently on teams The Baldwins, Junior Varsity), Nate Starkey, and Ali Farahnakian (founder of The PIT). Alexis has played on a few indie teams, and have been a part of the team Lazy Fair for about five years. They appeared at local improv venues, hot bar basements, and NYC and Albany Improv festivals. Being on Lazy Fair has been her most proudest accomplishment: indie teams tend to dissolve frequently. Lazy Fair existed a few years before Alexis joined, and they maintained a team for quite some time. She and her team love practicing and performing together and Alexis mentions that she couldn’t ask for better teammates. In addition to performing, Alexis previously taught improv for teens for five years in NJ (my beloved home state).
SHORT FORM- JOYFUL- LADY IMPROV: When SUNDAYS; Time: 7-9pm;
Start Date: CHANGED!!!!
NOW: February 24th, 2019 through April 14th, 2019 ; Cost $220- SHOW DATE Monday, April 15th (unless everyone hates that idea-then we adjust- HA!)
Jen Jurek is the instructor for short form improv on a continuing JOYFULL level. Discover a deeper meaning of group work, character development, scene development and using games to get more YES (ie) and more AND (ie) than ever before. If you've taken an improv class with Jen or just want to brush up on your openheartedness join this very sweet group of ladies in exploring the joys of short form games! A performance will be located at time and space listed above!
BEGINNERS SHORT FORM LADY IMPROV WITH A TOUCH OF SOMETHING SPECIAL : When: THURSDAYS; Time: 8-10pm; Start Date: FEBRUARY 21 , 2019; APRIL 11, 2019 Cost: $220 -----SHOW DATE APRIL 18TH, 2019
Alexis is teaching! Alexis it teaching! We here at our little improv corner operate on the concept of “Who Cares! Try it!” ! Improv is fun, and that is what this class is all about. Sure, there are things we do like, learn stuff, but also, it’s about playing together, enjoying each other, and drinking from the fountain of laughter. Women can and will come to take over the world, so we should use our powers for good. In short, enjoy your sense of humor and play with those who want to play back! This is a great pick me up for the upcoming dark days of winter. Do something great, join us, and see everything change around you!
ALL LEVELS (INCLUDING BEGINNERS) LADY SHORT FORM IMPROV : When: MONDAYS; Time: 8-10pm; Start Date: January 28, 2019; Cost: $220 SHOW DATE MARCH 25
Jen Jurek is the instructor for ALL LEVELS Lady Improv. Hello mom, sweet lady from accounting, saucy cat getting her graduate degree, YEAH lawyer, fierce bus driver, teacher of young minds, CSA worker, farmer lady, quiet artist, out and proud activist, secret baker...you... You know who you are. You are that lady looking to finally sit down and take a moment to explore your personal creativity. You want to engage with the world around you in a positive and interesting way. You are the lady looking to have wine and learn improv in your back yard--damn it...because its funny. Improv is for everybody, of course, but women are banding together and getting each other's backs these days. With the concept of "Yes...AND" just feel doors opening around you, not only in the games we shall play, but also...in life!