SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Ambrose West (Beacham Room)
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Max Class Size: 16
This is a three-part workshop where you take pressure and anxiety of initiating and turn it into a joyful and successful experience! Activate: Get yourself ready to connect with your team and yourself. We will do exercises to take care of your mind, body, and soul! You can’t fill up someone else’s cup until yours is full! Participate: In this section we will do exercises and scenes focused on getting you to a fearless place where you get out of your head and into the scene where you belong! Initiate: We develop entering the stage with specific initiations that will start your scene work off with your best foot forward! Lots of scene work and individual feedback!
Jesse Suphan is the current Corporate Training Manager at Finest City Improv in San Diego, CA. He has studied at Second City, IO West, and Finest City Improv. He currently teaches all core levels, sketch, and musical improv at Finest City Improv. You have seen him on stage at many festivals including the San Francisco Improv Festival, West Coast Musical Improv Festival and more! He performs regularly at Finest City Improv and teaches corporate improv training nationally. Past Festival Workshops include the Impride LGBTQ Improv Festival and the Colorado Comedy Writers Festival. Past festival performances include the San Diego Improv Festival, Impride and the LA Musical Improv Festival. Jesse is the coordinator of the San Diego Improv Festival and has run it for the past four consecutive years. He is also the founder, and coordinator of Impride, the first-ever Improv Festival focused on celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ comedians. The festival recently celebrated its 4th year.