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January 2017

Theater Lab: Make ‘Em Laugh — The Craft of Comedy

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  Directed by Ali el-Gasseir Improv, sketch comedy, and hilarious scenes from award-winning playwrights. It’s all in the mix as we dive into the craft of having some serious fun! FOR GRADES 7 -12 Classes January 8 – February 19 Thursdays & Sundays 6:30pm – 9pm Tech Week February 20 – February 22 Monday through Wednesday 6:30pm – 9pm Showcases Saturday, February 25 at 2pm Sunday, February 26 at 2pm  

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Improv 100 Wednesdays

January 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:05 pm
Unexpected Productions Improv School, 650 South Orcas, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
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Have Fun, Make Friends and Gain Courage & Life Skills. You have wanted to try it. So take an improv class. Gain some new creative skills and have a fantastic time. Decrease your social stress. Develop your presentation skills. Enhance your career. Enjoy your life. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Jazz legend Miles Davis In 2016, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NPR and the Huffington Post all presented stories on the amazing professional and personal benefits from taking an improv class. Come…

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Improv 100 Thursdays

January 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Unexpected Productions Improv School, 650 South Orcas, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
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Have Fun, Make Friends and Gain Courage & Life Skills. You have wanted to try it. So take an improv class. Gain some new creative skills and have a fantastic time. Decrease your social stress. Develop your presentation skills. Enhance your career. Enjoy your life. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Jazz legend Miles Davis In 2016, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NPR and the Huffington Post all presented stories on the amazing professional and personal benefits from taking an improv class. Come…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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February 2017

The Science of Love: Dr. Pepper Schwartz

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Falling in love is mysterious, but there is science underlying human attraction! Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a relationship expert and author of “50 Myths About Human Sexuality,” will discuss the science of love. Schwartz will touch on the different theories of what makes people fall in love, conflicting styles of showing love, and how love and intimacy (sexual and sensual) can be renewed in relationships. Adults only. Followed by Q&A, book sales and signing. Dr. Schwartz, a professor of sociology at UW,…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Wine Tasting: Grapes of Portugal & Spain

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Elevate your Purim celebration! At this wine seminar and tasting you’ll learn about the grapes of Portugal and the lesser-known regions of Spain. Led by world-class sommelier Orr Reches. After completing his IDF service, Reches, a Tel Aviv native, took a bartender course, moved to New York City, and became a barman and sommelier at some of the city’s finest dining Michelin-rated establishments. Wine generously supplied by Olé Imports. Come early and buy dinner before – food truck arrives at 6:30 p.m.

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