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The Preserve Longform Jam – (online!)

May 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

The Preserve Longform Improv Jam is back — online!
These jams will be weekly and PWYC (with different pricing options based on financial need)**.

**If you have financial need, we have a Free option available. The jam is usually valued at $5. And if you have the means and would like to make a donation to help the Embassy with expenses while we work on developing new programming for the community, we also have a $10 and $20 ticketing option) Please note we are not able to move dates or offer refunds if you can’t make it. https://improvembassy.com/shop/the-preserve-longform-jam-online/

This event will be run online using Zoom (we recommend downloading the program in advance: https://zoom.us/download)

On the day of the workshop we email you a log-in for the zoom chat, at least an hour before the start time.
If you’re new to the technology, don’t worry! We will review the basics at the start of the jam.
As with our usual jams, we start with the usual check-in about access needs and boundaries, and then do a warm up, a couple of games/exercises, and then after the break do some open montages of scenes.

1. You will need a laptop or desktop with reliable internet connection, and we recommend using headphones or earbuds.
2. If you’ve never used the software before, please have it downloaded in advance — we suggest you log onto the session at least 15 minutes early to work out any tech issues.

These workshops are all about flexing your improv skills in a fun environment. The first part focuses on skillbuilding (i.e. object work, character, ensemble, stage picture); the second part features longform sets with occasional side-coaching.

If you’re brand new to improv, you’re welcome to participate as much as you’re comfortable with.

If you have previous improv experience, you may find our style different than what you’re used to.
These jams, facilitated by our Artistic Director (Dani Alon) and other instructors, are offered as a place to get stage reps and practice skills learned in Embassy classes, which focus on thematic longform and game of the scene.

These jams take place in a welcoming, non-competitive space. While we’re all here to have fun, we’re also here to up our improv game, develop good stage habits, and create an environment of encouragement and community.

We discourage any conduct, onstage or off, that is sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist, etc. Toxic behaviour will be shut down.

The Preserve, even more than a place to play, is about community. Everyone was new and shy once — if you’re a jam regular and see a newbie who doesn’t know anyone, say hello!

See you at the jams!


May 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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