Jared’s mission is to serve others through storytelling while living a light-hearted, present, empathetic & responsible life. He serves non-profits at Donorbox.org, teaches at The Joy of Improv & advises Artie.com. Jared studied improv at BATS Improv Theatre & with Tim Orr; he studied acting with Stan Roth, at the American Conservatory Theatre & Berkeley Rep. Currently in Los Angeles, Jared studies improv at The Groundlings & The Impro Theatre as well as acting with Richard Seyd.
As human beings, we are wired to consume stories & to create stories. Our brains recognize patterns & we infer meaning from the world around us. The tools of storytelling are largely the same, all that changes it the medium. This is an on-your feet physical & verbal storytelling workshop. You will play games, do fun storytelling exercises & learn tools to help you connect. This class is for all levels of people who are looking to up their empathetic communication & storytelling game.
Put a child or dog on stage & they will outshine the greatest adult actors. The behavior of children is so truthful, committed, spontaneous & un-self conscious that they are fun & interesting to watch! Children have presence; they were born with presence. Assuming that you were once a child, you have presence. Rediscover make-believe, ignite our imaginations, free up impulses & play to bring out our natural presence. This workshop draws from theatre games, improv & the work of Patsy Rodenberg.