Too many scenes start in ambiguity and stay there, never gaining momentum or hitting a rhythm. Other scenes get muddied up with unnecessary invention. In Scenic Simplicity, we’ll work on making simple, active choices with specificity & clarity while sharpen your listening to really honor the gifts your scene partner is giving you, to understand what the scene is really about, and to keep things focused. Learn how to clear the clutter and play like a champ!
Bio: Jose Gonzalez teaches, directs, and performs longform improv comedy & theatre in Phoenix at The Torch Theatre, a theatre he co-founded in 2007. He got his start in acting, performance, & movement in 1998 and has focused on improv since October 2001, studying under awesome & inspiring teachers like Joe Bill (Annoyance Theater, Bassprov, iO Chicago), Craig Cackowski (iO Chicago/West, Second City, NBC’s Community), and Susan Messing (Annoyance Theater, Second City, iO). As a performer & teacher, Jose has traveled with Galapagos, Dangerville, ABC, Umlautilde, Mariachi Kittens, and other projects all over North America (Chicago, Austin, New York, Honolulu, Toronto, and many more) and parts of Europe (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Reykjavik). He’s also improvised in everything from a nearly-solo musical with a pie to all-star festival shows that were way too big but a lot of fun.