Since joining BIG in April 2013 Jeremie has rehearsed, performed, directed improv and created and co-created new forms and has played with BIG in many international festivals. She has been teaching since 2015. Improv, at its base is a philosophy of clear, honest communication. If we are self-absorbed in fear, it is very hard to communicate. Jeremie’s goal for her students is to help them acknowledge and accept their own fear as they develop their skills, allowing them to play freely and shine as the brilliant humans they are. Jeremie’s own training includes over 207 hours of festival workshops with incredible teachers from across the world; and week-long intensives with Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Steen Haakon Hansen, UCB’s James III, and iO’s Lyndsay Hailey and Tara de Francisco as well as acting classes with Mel Churcher, Luci Lennox, Hendrik Martz, Simon Edwards and Marian Masoliver
Face The Fear
Duration: 5 hours
Times: Thursday All Day
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 on stage? 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 on stage.
Be With Me
Duration: 5 hours
Times: Wednesday All Day
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. Format: A montage of scenes, each initiated with an intimate physical pose by two players, e.g. one person seated leaning their head back against the person standing behind them.
*This workshop culminates in a mixer team performance