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Celeste Pechous, located in Los Angeles, teaches around the country to those who want to reach their potential through the power of their voice, whether it's comedy, drama, public speaking, team building or just fun... we can make this happen.
Group or individual acting classes
Corporation improv workshops
Higher Education improv workshops
ANYTHING where you want to build togetherness with different voices.
Workshops and classes can be composed to meet your specific needs and want. Each workshop or a series of classes will be designed with your team, students and mission statement interwoven through a series of improv exercises promoting group mind, agreement, respect, listening and meeting goals together. Call or email for details and rates. firstname.lastname@example.org or 213.361.0651.
January 4th, 4p - 7p
Second City Hollywood
The Character LifeCycle class is a very intense study on character development. Students will work this challenging exercise by breathing life into one character and maintaining that character’s voice and body for the full three hours. Through improv and with each other, you will each create a fully-developed character from birth through death, allowing you to discover the different dimensions of this character’s life. It’s an emotional, concentrated character examination. LifeCycle is a demanding and powerful exercise that will change the way your characters play out in your future work and absolutely up your improv game. Be prepared to work!
Being in the Moment
February 17th, 3p - 5:30p
Finest City Improv
San Diego Improv Festival
"In the Moment" Improv - a portrayal of moments and connection. The greatest gift to an improv audience is watching improvisors existing in their character's life. Taking each step together, not knowing what is coming up next, or talking about what just happened.. rather, shifting our thoughts to the now. This workshop will allow you to explore different avenues to get you into the active, present moment. Portraying a living now. Exercises will not only drive scenes to take place in the moment in an active, present sense, but will also get the improvisors out of their head and erase the thoughts that take us, the improvisor, out of the moment and thinking about what move to make next. Exercises will focus on slow, emotionally driven scenes and exploring moments of truth. Up your game. "Free your mind and the rest will follow" - En Vogue.
Dosage Improv Workshops
Dosage Improv Workshops is a weekend-long, bi-monthly intensive workshop for the serious improvisor. Four different concentrations, four different teachers, lunch, good times and you.
Current and Past workshops/classes include:
The Second City
North Hollywood Senior Arts Colony
Burbank Senior Arts Colony
Diversity Improv Festival
Student Spotlight! Sofia Wylie is staring in Disney's Andi Mack and Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn! I had the pleasure of prepping and working one on one with Sofia for several months and we worked both these auditions and she absolutely nailed it. So proud!
Teams and Ensembles coached by Celeste Pechous:
Alfred - House Sketch Team - Second City Hollywood
Bubbleplast - House Longform Team - Second City Hollywood
B.E.T.H. - Two-person, Long form
Tres Leches - Long Form
Pearl - Coach - All female Long Form
4 Locos - Long Form
Angry Cat Emoji - Long Form
Search Engine - Long Form
Prudence and Purvis - Two-Person, Long Form
A Trump Christmas - Director, One-Act
Lady Bits - Director - All Female Sketch Show
Blue Bellies - Harold House Team, iO West
Spanglish - Long Form
Class of 1898 - Short Form, Senior Citizen Ensemble
Uber Thurman - House Short-form Team - Second City LA
Shark Sandwich - Long Form
Lime and Coconut - Two person, Long Form