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Creating Characters Intensive

Creating Characters Intensive

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Instructor: Jana Schmieding

Jana Schmieding is a public school teacher, actor, director and writer living in New York City. Jana is the writer/performer of her solo show Indian Burn and performs improv weekly at the Magnet Theater with The Armando Diaz Experience as well as with 4Some, Big Fat Liars and at festivals across the country. Jana has been a writer and performer for sketch groups Les Encompentent, Risky Bottom, Last Friday (Dir. Armando Diaz), 20/400 and is a director and instructor in the Magnet Theater sketch program. Jana co-hosts and performs in monthly character showcase Jana and Lauren Presents with 20/400 member Lauren Olson.

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Instructor: Lauren Olson

Lauren Olson is an actress + writer living in New York City. She has studied and performed improv in NYC since 2005. Currently she improvises every Wednesday night with her Magnet Theater house team* Chet Watkins*, all over the place as a part of *4Some* (Alan Fessenden, Christian Paluck + Jana Schmieding) and with the *Magnet Theater Touring Company*. She co-hosts the monthly character showcase show *Jana & Lauren Presents * with frequent collaborator and friend Jana Schmieding. She has been a writer/performer for sketch groups* Good Morning Ladies *(Dir. Armando Diaz), *Risky Bottom*, *Les Encompentent* and performed her self-written solo show *Our Condolences* (Dir. Rachel Hamilton) at the NYC Fringe Festival.

www.laurenelizabetholson.com

www.janaandlaurenpresents.com

Her dangerously adorable cat Olive also has a website: OliveTheTalkingSoulEatingCat.tumblr.com

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Jul 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Jul 20, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Jul 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Jul 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room A - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.

*subject to change