Improv for Wellness: Cultivating Self-Worth & Self-Awareness - Virtual Workshop w/ Teague M. Parker
Created and led by Teague M. Parker, "Improv for Wellness: Cultivating Self-Awareness & Self-Worth" highlights foundational Improv tools & mindsets that allows us to put ourselves, our creative/professional endeavors, and our dreams at the forefront of our lives.
Through playing with solo Improv activities, free writes, exercises, group discussions, and so much more, well discover how to reclaim & expand our identities. By becoming curious and excited by who we already are, well learn to commit to ourselves and everything we want to be.
As we cultivate this self-worth, we also broaden our understanding to see how ownership of self allow us to become actively supportive citizens in the world, will shine a light on how self-reflection & creative recovery can be implemented into our days to lead us to more fulfilling lives.
Whether you embrace this afternoon of wellness by signing up by yourself or registering with a friend(s), prepare to form a community whose bonds are built through self-worth.
Needing nothing but a pen, notebook, and desire to care deeper about yourself, Improv for Wellness gives us space to love, care for, and invest in our authentic truth.
-------------WHEN & WHERE------------
Location: Virtual Workshop on Zoom
(Link provided in "NOTES FOR ATTENDEES" after registering)
Time: Dec. 12th, 2:00pm - 4:30pm (PST)
Zoom room will be open at 1:45pm
Price: $20.00 per attendee
(Attendants must be 18+)
WHAT TO BRING: Pen/Pencil and a notebook. It's recommended you are in a space where you can have some privacy.
*No performance skills or experience necessary.
- Be respectful.
- Share your attention with facilitator and attendees throughout the workshop
- Respect your personal boundaries. Participate as much as as little as you're comfortable.
- Come with an open mind & openness to possibly connect with others (nothing will be forced!)
- If possible, try to be in a space where distractions are minimal: both for yourself & for people viewing your video chat.
- If possible, please participate with your video chat on (If this can't be done, you are still welcomed to join!)
- Be mindful of noise around you. You may be asked to mute yourself if sounds are too distracting.
-------------Teague M. Parker Bio---------
Teague M. Parker (He/Him) is an Actor, Playwright, Improviser, Producer, and Teaching Artist. After graduating from Western Washington University (WWU), he founded Come Up Productions (Come Ups), where he began freelance teaching his original Theatre technique, Improv for Wellness: a wellness & performance tool using Improvisation as groundworks to help people uncover their creativity, cultivate awareness & self-worth, and learn to love everything about their unique identity to authentically arrive in their everyday lives and/or performances.
Fusing his extensive acting education including Suzuki, Grotowski, Viewpoints, Linklater, Stanislavski, Chekov, Devising, Commedia dellarte, and Alexander Technique, thirteen years of Improv experience, nine years of teaching, and training with ArtsWa through the Teaching Artist Training lab, Teagues work quickly took off.
Backed by practical experience serving as both artistic & education director of WWUs nationally recognized Improv team, The Dead Parrot Society, and his time as an ensemble member at Jet City Improv, Teague brought his Improv masterclasses to regional theaters such as Seattle Rep, Seattle Childrens Theatre, Village Theatre, and Jet City Improv. This work soon spread to the graduate students at the University of Florida, Theatre majors at WWU, heart-centered business conferences with Worth the Journey, and institutions such as the Museum of Pop Culture. Teague continues to share his class series & workshops through arts residencies with the drama, health, and English departments at schools such as Roosevelt High School, Everett High School, Open Window Middle School, Connections Homeschool, and Lakeside School, and regularly collaborates with teachers to tailor make Improv for Wellness curriculums for their classroom needs.
Teague has performed around the country and internationally in plays such as Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks for the Teatro UNAM Festival in Mexico City, won the KCACTF Region VII Award for best full-length play, was ranked within the top three Improv teams at the College Improv Tournament national competition in Chicago, is a part of the Teaching Artist Cohorts of Seattle Rep, Seattle Theatre Group, and Seattle Childrens Theatre, and utilizes Come Up Productions to bring free theatre & live events to the WA community.
Uniting artist and audiences to form mindful communities, he believes creativity is everyones birthright, and that we all deserve to reclaim our self-worth.
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|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
Written instructions for exercises and activities will be provided within the chat box.
*Zoom Subtitles are unavailable for live translation.