Puppets 201 with Brian Jones
Fridays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
July 23 – August 13, 2021
Schedule: 4 sessions
Class dates/times: 6:00-8:00 pm// July 23, 30 & August 6 & 13 **Class will take place from 7:30-9:30pm PST on Friday August 6th
Class length: 2 hours (8 hours total)
Class size: 10 students maximum
Prerequisite: Puppetry Experience or Coach/Head of School Approval. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a concise list of your improv and puppetry experience to determine eligibility.
Students will be focusing on good, grounded scenework with emotional arcs, changes, and danger. We’ll explore what performance choices we can do with a puppet that we can’t do with regular improv.
Brian Michael Jones is an actor in Los Angeles. He has performed regularly with Impro Theatre, improvising countless full length plays over the last 15 years. His most recent TV/Film work includes Penny Dreadful, American Housewife, Will and Grace, and the upcoming Netflix feature film Mank. In addition to his TV/Film work, he improvises and puppeteers with Brian Henson’s Puppet Up and with Disney’s The Muppets. As a teacher he has taught a variety of improv classes including, Character, Storytelling, Spacework, Genre, and Puppetry. As a director he has coached and hosted shows for the Pepperdine Improv Troupe, Impro Theatre’s Shakespeare Unscripted, Stephen King Improvised, and Rom Com Improvised, and Los Angeles TheatreSports.