Learn How to Do Improv in the Community and With Your Students – A Workshop with Dan Jacobsohn
Working in a school? Planning programs in your community? Or just looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Join us for a workshop with Temple Beth El member, Dan Jacobsohn. He will expand our toolbox of teaching methods with improv, a form of acting where what is performed is unplanned and unscripted, created spontaneously by the performers. The dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players.
How can you use this in the classroom or community? Think Purim shpiels, a dramatic dvar Torah, board meeting intro, family retreat, youth group program, Shavuot workshop, or a Hebrew school lesson. Delve into Jewish tradition and use improv as an educational tool to engage students and expand and deepen your conversations. There will be time for reflection and feedback throughout the workshop. No prior experience is necessary.
Dan is the owner of Bricks & Minifigs Madison, a store that buys, sells, and trades new and used Lego products. Prior to his brick adventures, Dan was in a number of IT positions over a 20 year period. He was involved in all aspects of the industry, from technical support to programming to leadership. It was during this time that Dan discovered that he could blend his passions for improvisational theatre and leadership development. With his friend and colleague Brian McDonald, Dan developed a curriculum for leaders and instructors to incorporate the best practices from improvisational theatre techniques.
Sponsors: Organized by the Madison Jewish Educators’ Council (MJEC) with generous financial support from the Jewish Federation of Madison. The Madison Jewish Educators’ Council, is comprised of the education directors of Temple Beth El, Beth Israel Center, and Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, along with the directors of Gan Hayeled Preschool and Midrasha Hebrew High School.