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Friday, May 12 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop 3C2: Puppet Improv Workshop w/ Brian Michael Jones***

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Join us for a hybrid exploration of Puppet Improv Comedy!

If possible get a puppet before the workshop (here, here, or here are some good options) or some options will be on site). An arm rod puppet is ideal, but any puppet (even just your hand!) is ok.

Learn about an awareness of your position in the frame of the camera, much like your position on stage and how they are both tools to tell a story. You'll also explore how emotional commitment is key for scene success. Brian will share how to puppeteer a bit with spontaneity in mind because improv doesn't give you much time to set up a particular movement, you just gotta go!

Those who register to participate will be able to try some of the techniques themselves. There will also be a Zoom option to just observe.

Limited seating available: reservations via Sched registration are highly encouraged. Just add the event (click next to the event title) to your schedule and your reservation is set. If the event is full, you will be on the waitlist and will be encouraged to show up and if there is space, we will get you into the event.

Face coverings (masks) are recommended (regardless of vaccination status) per UCI policy.

(All events are subject to change.)

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Brian Michael Jones

Brian Michael Jones 
is from North Little Rock, AR and getting to play in all the various genre styles with this company has been a joy for him since joining in 2004.  He can be seen as “Chad” on Disney XD’s A Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. His most recent film... Read More →

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Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)

The Global Improvisation Initiative (GII) was launched in 2016 by co-founders Theresa Robbins Dudeck and Joel Veenstra as a project to support an ongoing, international exploration of the art and impact of improvisation—appreciating the rich history and diversity of our field—and... Read More →
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UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts and Culture Initiative

Building on UCI’s demonstrated excellence in the creative arts and cultural programming, Illuminations aims to ensure that all of our students, regardless of major, have serious and meaningful exposure to the creative arts. In addition, we seek to strengthen the connections between... Read More →

Friday May 12, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
CAC 3201 Colloqium Room & Zoom