Ongoing Writing/Performing/Creativity workshop
is a mix of
Writing and performing
Improv and creativity games
Feedback and inspiration
Designed to whip up your creative flow and help you create delectable written, spoken, and performed art works.
I started The Blender to encourage you to have fun, enjoy your creativity, and cultivate your writing and performance skills. Classes include a variety of exercises, improvisational games, writing prompts, reading/performing and feedback. There’s no experience necessary, just an interest in writing and playing and openness to jumping in.
Class limited to 12 participants.
$25 in advance (online or mailed payment)
$30 at the door (cash or check)
Email Jonna to host a Blender Workshop for your organization.
- The Blender is other Wednesday, from 6:30 – 9:30pm, in Venice, CA.
- It’s ONGOING and DROP-IN.
- Limited to 6 students per class.
- $35 per class.
- Location is a private residence; address will be given upon sign up.
Julie Greenfield – Jonna is a truly inspiring teacher.Her classes are a wonderful blend of improvisational writing and acting exercises. I inevitably feel joyous and fulfilled at the end of every class. Such fun!
jo cobbett – I have participated with an wonderful array of gifted teachers in my play with words, and feel grateful to be working with Jonna; she is continually innovative, supportive, well considered in her feedback, and offers us surprising, inspiring opportunities to jump further than we think we can, and lets us have fun along the way. Highly recommended.
Jana Carrey, MA – Jonna is a kick-ass teacher and mentor. She’s got a huge, compassionate heart AND maintains a dedication to fierce artistry. Her creative blender classes have been a wonderfully playful and inspirational way to strengthen my writing for the page and the stage within a super-supportive community! She’s helped me step into my desire to perform with ease and panache.
Fred Kahane, MFT – Jonna is a gifted performer, improviser and teacher. In her class we have over the top fun. We get a chance to be heard and seen, as well as receive helpful feedback about writing as well as our presentation. Her enthusiasm and positive energy are contagious. I have benefited enormously from her guidance and direction.
Pablo Weiser – Jonna got me outta my head, into my heart and onto the stage. She’s a regular Improv ninja. So get ready!
Ruth Gould-Goodman – Jonna is a pure being with a great loving heart who holds a joyful, fun, loving yet demanding space for us to explore our creative potential. We explore through physical improvisation and writing opportunities that helps us connect with our expressive capacity and trust our impulses. Jonna is sensitive to the delicate vulnerability we touch when we enter the creative unknown inside ourselves. Yet we are also encouraged to be clear and concise in our message to respect the audience to whom we share and communicate our stories. In Jonna’s presence, everyone is respected and held with great care. Jonna cultivates an atmosphere of mutual care that is reflected in the mutual care of everyone else in the class to each other…This class helps me to grow and know myself. What is not to LOVE???
Mad Lively presents
Stories, characters, improvisation and creative performance
from the Blender Workshop
Taking the next step: bring your work to the stage.
Every now and again we’ll have a class recital – we’ll put on a show!
I’ll guide you smoothly into sharing in front of an audience, as we create a fantastic fun evening of readings and performance.