Adult Acting ClasseS
ADULT IMPROV INTENSIVE
Instructor: Jordan Haynes
Classes: June 24–27 from 7-9pm
Showcase Performance: June 28, 7pm
This summer we are excited to offer our inaugural full-week Adult Improv Intensive. This fun (and funny) camp – focused solely on the craft of improvised performance – will give students the opportunity to act, think, and learn on their feet. Students will begin the week building their collaborative, communication skills through classic improv exercises. After mastering the basic building blocks of improvisation, students will hone their scene work and performance skills as they build toward an exciting end-of-week showcase performance.
T2’s Improv Intensive will be led by improviser, actor, and founder of the Huge Lightning Comedy Festival, Jordan Haynes. Jordan worked as a professional improviser with The Second City in Chicago, as a performer with their Second City Works ensemble. He was an improviser for an I.O. Chicago (formerly Improv Olympic) “Harold” team, and has performed in multiple sketch festivals around the country.
A free public showcase will take place on June 28 at 7pm at TheatreSquared’s new home in Fayetteville, where students will have the opportunity to share their week’s achievements with their friends and families.
Arkansas Playwrights Workshop
For over a decade, the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop has been dedicated to nurturing new plays and playwrights, helping to foster new works for the American stage while providing a safe place for writers to work on their craft through regular workshop sessions and public readings. Sessions are free and open to beginning and advanced playwrights and screenwriters. Writers are encouraged to bring 10-15 pages of dialogue, which are read cold by actors, then commented upon by the group under the leadership of an experienced playwright.
Over the years, participants have ranged from absolute beginners to professionally produced dramatists; APW playwrights have won numerous awards and had their work produced at theatres around the country.
When and Where
The group currently meets at 6:30 p.m. twice each month on Mondays (per email notification) at The Old Smokehouse located at 1725 Smokehouse Trail off of MLK in Fayetteville. Actors and directors are always welcome, and walk-ins are encouraged. Writers should expect to attend one or two sessions before bringing work to be read. APW is directed by Arkansas playwright Mark Landon Smith. For more information and to place your name on the APW email list, contact Mark Landon Smith.