Jonna is a kind, fun, and inspiring instructor.
She creates an atmosphere of gentle and happy exploration, giving student the space, guidance, and freedom to discover and hone their own gifts and ideas.
The Blender 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.
Creative Writing & Performing Workshops
Writing and Storytelling
Inspiring coaching and exercises to help you dramatize your own life experiences, turning them into compelling stories for page or performance. We focus on:
- Generating story ideas
- Crafting a dramatic story structure; the elements of an entertaining story
- How to make it theater, not therapy!
- Easy presentation skills and performance coaching. Fear is understood and allowed!
Steep yourself in the ultimate freedom: playful, fun, real, in-the-moment creative flow! Jonna creates a safe, happy and nurturing atmosphere and guides you in great improv games and exercises, allowing you to:
- Explode your creativity!
- Learn to be nimble and comfortable on stage
- Generate ideas, keeping it fresh
- Enjoy camaraderie, team building, and group trust building
Character Development for Stage
A fun and physical workshop, with an emphasis on performance.
- Body work and vocal work to find the characters within you
- Developing your character(s) for performance
- Creating material for your character(s)
- Great for actors, theater students and performance groups.
Easy to host:
- Any open workshop space, stage space, or conference room can work
- Workshops are customized to the interests of your group
- Workshops can be timed to fit into your schedule (2-4 hours is ideal)
- We provide any necessary materials
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!
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.
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.
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.
Jonna got me outta my head, into my heart and onto the stage. She’s a regular Improv ninja. So get ready!
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???