Roy Janik (zinereem) wrote,
Roy Janik


Some of you have seen this about 5 times now. So I'll spare you with a cut. But Kareem, Kaci, and I are teaching a class. In part, this will help fund our trip to Hawaii (more on that later). More importantly, it'll help to start bringing some attention to classes taught at the Hideout.

Creating Meaningful Moments on Stage

Instructors: Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik
Tuesdays 7-9pm, July 8th-29th. $100

Great theatre is made up of great moments. We don't have the luxury of re-writes and planning in improv, but that doesn't mean we can't treat each moment on stage with importance and weight. In this 4 week class, you will learn to:

  • slow down and read your scene partners
  • be comfortable with being silent on stage
  • recognize the power of seeing characters change on stage
  • fulfill the promises your scene choices make to the audience
  • better commit to, and "stick", your choices on stage
This class is intended for actors and improvisers who have a basic understanding of improv, but want to add depth to their scenework, or just want to be more comfortable doing scenes. Each week, you will learn new techniques for making your scene choices stronger, and put the techniques to use in a series of directed, and un-directed, scenes.

Register online: at

Or register via phone/e-mail (payment due at first class):
phone: 512-638-7265

About the instructors:
Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, and Roy Janik are members of the award-winning troupe Parallelogramophonograph. They perform, teach, and coach at various theaters around town and have an endless devotion to improvisational theatre.

What students have said:
"Roy and Kareem make the classroom setting so enjoyable that you almost don't realize you're learning, and suddenly after 2 hours you are a better improvisor."

"Everyone really enjoyed the sessions we had, we felt supported, encouraged and challenged all at the same time."

"Working with Roy and Kaci is a love fest. I have never had so much fun improvising in my life and may never have as much fun again."

for more information about the instructors and their improv style, visit
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