Advanced Study: The Dusty with Jordana Mishory
Strengthen your understanding of game and focus on following the fun with this tag-outs only format.
The Dusty is a format that literally follows the fun, as each new scene is started via a tag-out based on information in the prior scene (there are no sweep edits).
As part of learning this format, this class will focus on:
- how to hone in on the fun and unusual thing in each scene, and how to push it forward through tag-outs
- how to find and frame game within scenes, and how to support and heighten game from the backline
- active listening skills
- strong and clear initiations
- developing clear characters that your teammates will be champing at the bit to play with
Note: while this is a format-based class, the skills learned within can be applied to any tag-out run, regardless of format.
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 director. At night, Jordana teaches advanced classes at WIT and performs with WIT Ensembles Uncle Gorgeous and The Hypothesis, and indie teams Jos. A. Banksy, Schtick, Schtick… BOOM!, and 2023 FIST champs Moonstruck 2.
Jordana was also 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, duo Galbraith & Mishory, and WIT Ensemble Love Onion. Jordana directed Hellcat from 2017-2019.
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 curricula at WIT and the World’s Greatest Improv School, training extensively with Will Hines and Alex Berg. She also 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.