Improvising Outside the Zoom Square: Reconnecting with Stagecraft with Jordana Mishory
Shake off the rust and reconnect with the stage!
This workshop will help you reconnect with performing improv on a stage by touching on a wide swath of skills that don’t work as well over Zoom.
Some of the areas covered will include:
- Embodying characters and emotions head-to-toes
- Playing with physical proximity between characters to help define scenic dynamic
- Using object work to activate the scene and channel emotions
- Rediscovering the joy of performing on stage
Participants should be prepared to work hard (while still having fun!) and have a desire for targeted feedback.
*Proof of vaccination is required upon registration. The class will be held in-person and maskless.
During the day, Jordana works as WIT’s operations manager. At night, Jordana teaches advanced classes at WIT and performs with House Ensemble Uncle Gorgeous, Featured Ensemble The Hypothesis, and indie teams Galbraith & Mishory and I Wrote That.
Jordana was a cast member in The Heist, an improvised drama about a bank robbery gone wrong, as well as WIT’s POTUS Among Us 2016. She previously played with long-time indie stalwarts Cake Bagel, Jos. A. Banksy, and WIT Ensemble Love Onion, and directed Hellcat.
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.