Story Scene Story Scene (online)

Story Scene Story Scene (online) with Elana Fishbein

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Class Description

This form winds true stories and improvised scenes together like a giant slalom. Each story inspires the next scene, inspiring the next story, then scene, and so on. Players will learn to mine truth to perform fiction in this blend of autobiography and pure play. Participants must have a solid foundation in longform improv (scenework, editing, and monologue deconstruction). This four session class will culminate with one show. Prerequisite: Level 3 or Instructor Approval required.

Instructor: Elana Fishbein

Elana Fishbein is an improv instructor, consultant, and performer based in New York City. She has designed curriculum and facilitated improv workshops for corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions all over the United States and beyond. Elana’s targeted, experiential sessions have helped thousands of students expand their ability to communicate, collaborate, empathize, and lead through radical respect and elevation each other’s ideas.

Elana is a teacher at the Magnet Theater in New York City. She can be seen performing with the Armando Diaz Experience, Magnet Theater TourCo, and her solo improv show, Pepita (Best of the Fest, San Diego Improv Festival). She has been featured at the Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Eau Claire, Edmonton, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Women in Comedy Festivals, among others. Her two-woman play, Sisters Three, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Elana has written and performed for The Truth Podcast (Radiotopia), Story Pirates Podcast (Gimlet), and appeared on BBC America’s Almost Royal, as well as in the original musical comedies Girl Camp and Nightfall on Miranga Island. She is a member of Story Pirates, a non-profit arts-in-education organization that takes stories written by kids and adapts them into hilarious sketches and songs. She is the co-creator of two professional development workshop series for teachers: “Beyond Winging It: Improv in the Classroom” and “Play.” Elana is featured in the documentary short, LMAO, about the therapeutic potential of laughter and comedy.

Elana holds an M.A. in Educational Theater from NYU and B.A. in Drama from Vassar College. Her favorite succulent is jade.

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Full Session Schedule

Session Schedule*

  • Jun 21, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jun 28, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jul 12, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)
  • Jul 19, 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    at Zoom
    (Instructor will send info)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Jul 26, 2021, 7:00 PM
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
  • *scheduling subject to change