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November 2016

ACTOR TRAINING – PHYSICAL THEATRE w/BRITISH GUEST DIRECTOR – JOHN BRITTON

November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freehold’s New Black Box Theatre, 2222 2nd Ave Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121 United States

ACTOR TRAINING Self-With-Others’ is a practical and precise approach to training anyone who uses their body to communicate – which of course includes all of us, performer and non-performer. It is used regularly to train actors, dancers, circus performers, musicians, improvisors, clowns, teachers, inter-disciplinary artists and others, at every level from beginner to elite and at every age, from emerging to senior artist. NIKE IMORU CASTING IS OFFERING four opportunities to encounter Self-With-Others. SWO is the unique, joyous, physical approach to…

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December 2016

ACTOR COACHING – ENSEMBLE TRAINING w/BRITISH GUEST DIRECTOR – JOHN BRITTON

December 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Freehold’s New Black Box Theatre, 2222 2nd Ave Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121 United States

ACTOR TRAINING Self-With-Others’ is a practical and precise approach to training anyone who uses their body to communicate – which of course includes all of us, performer and non-performer. It is used regularly to train actors, dancers, circus performers, musicians, improvisors, clowns, teachers, inter-disciplinary artists and others, at every level from beginner to elite and at every age, from emerging to senior artist. NIKE IMORU CASTING IS OFFERING four opportunities to encounter Self-With-Others. SWO is the unique, joyous, physical approach to…

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Sephardic Delicacies: Cheesy Potato Fritters

December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Hanukkah is just around the corner. Gather in the SJCC kitchen to learn a Sephardic cooking tradition using oil. Instead of latkes, make mouth-watering cheesy potato fritters with Seattle's Rachel Almaleh, author of "A Legacy of Sephardic, Mediterranean, and American Recipes." Almeleh shares her collection of nurturing and delicious traditional and revived recipes from her Sephardic family, immigrants from the Isle of Rhodes.

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January 2017

Daniel Dawes: The Secret History of the Health Equity Movement

January 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

This year marks a critical juncture for our country – one that presents both opportunities and challenges for health care coverage and reform. To shed light on the creation and implementation of the most sweeping equalizer in the history of American health care, Attorney Daniel Dawes wrote “150 Years of ObamaCare” to share his insider’s backstory as a key player in a large coalition of organizations that helped shape the Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare). Daniel Dawes is a nationally…

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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

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

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

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

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

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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