BIG SI Teacher
Jeremie is a visual artist who worked behind the scenes in theatre, film, and television for over 25 years in the United States before discovering the joy of improv in Barcelona, Spain. She studied at a visual & performing arts magnet high school, stage managed theatre productions in college while earning a bachelor of fine art, worked at a production company in Hollywood wearing both executive assistant and development hats, taught technical theatre to and directed plays and musicals for high school students in Maine, and co-owned a video production company for 6 years there, before coming to Europe in 2007.
Since joining BIG in 2013, she has performed with BIG at festivals around Europe and has studied with many of the world’s most renowned improv teachers. She has been teaching weekly classes with BIG since 2015, and co-developed the current BIG curriculum designed to teach students how to play with joy and commitment to one another
Jeremie believes that improv, at its base, is a philosophy of honest and clear communication. She is passionate about commitment to real emotions from the heart, big, bold characters, facing fear, and embracing joy onstage. Improv requires us to commit fully to being present, leaving behind our inner critic. When everything is accepted, failure becomes a tool or a toy, rather than something to avoid at all costs. When we are present and available, and really listening to our own intuition, we are able to write, direct, perform, and edit in the moment, all at the infinite speed of creation.
Improv Training For Actors
In addition to BIG School of Improv Courses, Jeremie also teaches the following single session workshops.
The I In Team
By trusting and celebrating our teammates’ ideas, we free ourselves to participate fully as performers in mind, body, and spirit, toward a common goal of a positive, unified performance. This is the “I” in Improv and in Team. This workshop will strengthen your creative team play and solidify confidence in your innate abilities as an improviser. We will work on focus, listening, and agreement, while supporting and creating strong ideas together through character, emotion, physicality, and relationships. This is a 3 hour workshop.
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Intimacy And Relationship
How often do we stand onstage and talk at one another rather than having an experience together? Or, we shy away from moments of connection and sharing, because we are afraid that the moment might go too far into areas where we might be uncomfortable. This workshop explores what creates intimacy and relationship onstage and off, helps us solidify our personal boundaries, and provides tools to create connection and intimacy onstage. This can be a 3 or 5 hour workshop.
Level: One year or more of experience.
Facing The Fear
Do you find yourself overly critical of your performance or subtly negating others’ offers because they don’t fit with your idea of how a scene should go? Are you often on the sidelines letting impulses fade because you aren’t sure that your idea fits what is happening onstage? Is fear still keeping you from accessing your creative flow? This workshop is designed to look at the sources of our fear and to explore tools to help us leave our inner critic behind to allow us to truly play onstage. This can be a 3 or 5 hour workshop.
Level: As needed! Beginner to Advanced