Premise-Based Improv Online – with Jordana Mishory

Sharpen your comedic premises and your initiations.

Learn premise-based improv in an online format.

This class will examine strong premise-based initiations and engaging in fun and successful scenework online.

Focus areas include understanding how to pull premises from an opening and clearly communicate ideas in an initiation, using initiations as a launching pad into scenes, and following the fun. These skills will serve students in formats like the Armando, the Interview, improv4humans podcast format, and more.

Participants should come in with a basic understanding of premises and a desire for targeted feedback

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.

Level 3: Game or permission from the Education Director
Premise-Based Improv Online

7PM - 9:30PM (4 Classes at 2.5 hours)
Dates: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23
Showcase: TBD



Jordana Mishory