Advanced Scene Study with Jordana Mishory
Take your scene work to the next level. Nail down the top of the scene and spend more time playing.
Classes will put a special focus on:
*The top of each scene. We will work on nailing down deals and dynamics of characters in an aim to help you discover the brilliant ideas already present in all of your scenes, and how to dig deeper into your character deals in order to successfully — and more easily — push your scenes forward.
*Authentic emotional vulnerability and connection. At the heart of every scene are characters that care about each other. We will work on understanding how our characters feel in scenes, how they can clearly convey these emotions to our scene partners, and how to be impacted by our scene partners’ choices.
*Activating scenes. Once you know what your character wants and feels, how do you use object work and movement to really go and get it in a way that heightens the scene?
*Game and heightening. How do you find the game of the scene? And once you find it, how do you heighten it successfully? How do you rest the game in order to get more bang for your buck?
*And so much more! The curriculum will be tailored to the needs and goals of the class, in an aim to help students feel more successful in subsequent scenes and shows.
Participants should be prepared to work hard (while still having fun!) and have a desire for targeted feedback.
During the day, Jordana works as WIT’s operations manager. At night, Jordana teaches Harold and Ensemble classes at WIT and performs with House Ensemble Love Onion. She also plays with subversive artists Jos. A. Banksy, science-minded improvisers in The Hypothesis, and all-female super group Sweater Kittens. She was a cast member of WIT’s POTUS Among Us 2016 and previously played with long-time indie stalwarts Cake Bagel. In her free time, Jordana chairs the District Improv Board and directs WIT project Hellcat.
She has performed at festivals across the country including the Del Close Marathon and the Chicago Improv Festival. Jordana completed the WIT curriculum and trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She has spent enough money on workshops over the years to presumably purchase her own private island. (She assumes, having no idea how much private islands cost).
Jordana is a strong advocate of side-coaching with an intense focus on believable emotions and strong deals. She is a stronger advocate of having the most fun you’ve ever had in your entire life while on stage. She spends most of her time in scenes trying not to giggle at her hilarious troupemates.