Feel Your Feelings with Jordana Mishory
Tap into all the feels and make your scenes more successful
Here’s a fact: 93 percent of all communication is not what you say but HOW you say. But oftentimes, so much mental energy on stage is wasted on coming up with the next perfect line.
Free yourself from struggling to come up with that next funny line, and instead get more bang for your buck in scenes by leaning into EMOTING. This workshop will give you tools and techniques to help nail down HOW you feel in a scene and then fully express those emotions, in an aim to help make your scenes easier and more successful!
More specifically, we will work on quickly determining how you feel about yourself, your scene partner and the situation; conveying those feelings through voice, body and face; and employing those emotional choices to advance scenes and heighten game.
This workshop might be right for you, if:
- you’re looking to tap into strong emotions in a safe space, and then use those emotions to help heighten a scene comedically.
- you are struggling to determine how your character feels in scenes, or struggling to hold on to that emotional choice.
- you want to work on nailing down a deal or a dynamic in a scene, especially with an eye toward making stronger second beats and callbacks
- you want to help provide your scene partners a clear button to push for game
- you need a good cry (JUST KIDDING) (BUT FOR REAL, PREPARE YOURSELF FOR SOME TARGETED NOTES)
When Jordana Mishory met improv, it was love at first sight. Like, eyes-bulging, tiny-hearts-floating-around-your-head, ready-to-commit-for-life love at first sight. More than eight years later, the attraction is still going strong.
During the day, Jordana works as WIT’s operations manager. At night, Jordana teaches Harold and advanced classes at WIT and performs with House Ensemble Uncle Gorgeous. She also plays with The Hypothesis, a team full of scientists and science enthusiasts, and as one-half of the duo Galbraith & Mishory.
Jordana has performed in The Heist, an improvised drama about a bank robbery gone wrong in the Capital Fringe Festival, and was a cast member in WIT’s POTUS Among Us 2016. Jordana previously played with long-time indie stalwarts Cake Bagel, Jos. A. Banksy, and WIT Ensemble Love Onion. In her free time, Jordana chairs the District Improv Board.
She has performed at festivals across the country including the Del Close Marathon and the Chicago Improv Festival — as well as at The Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage New Play 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.