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Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

  • 1.  Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 04-25-2020 17:37
    Edited by BJ Lange 04-26-2020 22:18

    Fellow EdTA Members,

    Looking for fun curriculum fillers and engaging discussions in this online world?

    Like some of us here, I'm cut back drastically on hours. So, if anyone would like to help me fill up my schedule so I'm not bored to death, I'm happy to pop in your online sessions as a guest speaker or guest instructor for a bit! For free. Simply put, I'm a theatre, comedy, acting nerd.

    I'm happy to perhaps lead some improv comedy workshops (games, long form, short form, overview, in-depth), sketch writing, or talk about being an actor in Hollywood! Discussions could be life as an artist, how I survive (working on Fox's 9-1-1), teaching, and my work with the Department of Defense as the comedy coach with the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program teaching applied improv. [See Links Below]

    Also, I'm doing a LOT of family-friendly improv comedy shows with ComedySportz St. Louis (my hometown) remotely. If any of your students would like to watch a Friday or Saturday evening match, let me know and I'll get you the link to share (free). This could make for good extra credit assignment and discussion the following Monday. 


    Some Links For Reference

    BJ is a Mentor, Ambassador, Comedy Coach - Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2)

    BJ's Tower of Hope Gala Cancer Speech:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVvSd6SW1Go   

    BJ's Second City Hollywood Bio:
    https://www.secondcity.com/people/other/bj-lange-2/  

    Smaller Bio: http://www.asapasap.org/bj-lange
    Detailed Bio, IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1293295/bio

    What BJ Does With The AIR FORCE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM: (News)
    http://nationswell.com/laughter-americas-veterans/bj-lange_healing-through-improv/   

    BJ Teaching  Active Duty Leadership Skills Through Improv (DEC 2019)
    Read: https://www.keesler.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2043474/turning-laughter-into-a-resilience-tool/

    WATCH: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/731221/turning-laughter-into-resilience-tool

    The Program BJ Leads at The Second City, IMPROV FOR VETERANS (News)
    https://www.scpr.org/news/2017/03/27/70207/a-new-tool-for-vets-transitioning-to-civilian-life/

    BJ at the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games:
    https://www.wearethemighty.com/news/cancer-awareness-warrior-games-2019

    BJ on USAF's Official Mental Health Podcast - BLUE GRIT:
    https://soundcloud.com/user-52299767/the-blue-grit-episode-19-a1c-ret-bj-lange     


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    BJ Lange
    Improv & Sketch Teacher. Youth, Adult, Veteran Programs
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts, CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 2.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 04-26-2020 09:51
    CSz Boston here. Always happy to meet another member of the family.

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    Joseph Gels
    Theatre Teacher
    Boston Latin School
    Boston MA
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  • 3.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 04-26-2020 12:27
    Hello Joseph! Let me know when you are playing! Can you link me to a Zoom link? I've been trying to see as many as I can!

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 4.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 04-29-2020 11:35
    I would love to have you as a guest teacher/speaker next week if possible!  My email is ngreen@mcalester.k12.ok.us
    Thank you!

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    Nicole Green
    McAlester OK
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  • 5.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 04-29-2020 19:28
    Just shot you an e-mail :D

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 6.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 25 days ago
    I had a blast with @Mary Bogrette's ​students, and hope to do more! Have a great week everyone!

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 7.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 25 days ago

    My students and I had so much fun!  Great games to use with Virtual Learning!  Thank you @BJ Lange for 90 minutes of improv!

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    Mary Bogrette
    Bloomfield Hills High School
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  • 8.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 22 days ago
    If you or your students are looking for inspiration (or EXTRA CREDIT!) below are two shows that I'm doing for ComedySportz This Weekend! It could make for a good discussion for the next class! Maybe you can require a screenshot as proof of attendance? And if they notify me at the end of the show, we'll invite them to our notes and join the discussion and can speak with the players, couch, and CsZ STL Owner. I do shows almost every weekend between CsZ and The Second City. 
     
    Also, I'm always happy to share any improv curriculum or thoughts. If you ever need a guest speaker or improv instructor, I'm happy to pop in for a bit to talk Hollywood actor life or improv - FOR FREE. Let me know when you meet and maybe we can coordinate a time to have me pop in?
    More weekend comedy family-friendly fun! at 6p Pacific/ 8p Central/ 9p Eastern as part of ComedySportz STL!
     
    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
    When: Fri May 15, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Richmond vs Stl in Virtual ComedySportz

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_saSESt8YQO23WLw3FKVnMA

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
     
    When: May 16, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Virtual ComedySportz 8 pm Sat May 16th, 2020

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o1i-1-qjQc65xtHk7mLdIQ


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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 9.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 22 days ago
    Thank you @Karen Chandler! I had a blast with your Beverly Hills students today! <3 ​

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 10.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 21 days ago
    @Kristina Cummins I had a blast! Thank you and your students! <3 ​

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 11.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 19 days ago
    THANKS BJ!!!  It was SO much fun to have you work with my students.  It was a quirky group that showed up and you found ways to engage even more more shy and reluctant players!  I hope to use some video links to create assignments for students and I will continue to encourage them to attend your live shows!

    I appreciate you, BJ!  :)

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    Kristina Cummins
    Olympia WA
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  • 12.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hello BJ!

    I would love to have you as a guest in my class. My email address is Firvine@pacificridge.org. I hope to hear from you!

    Thanks,
    Fredreka Irvine

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    Fredreka Irvine
    Teacher of Theater Arts
    Carlsbad CA
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  • 13.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 17 days ago
    e-mail sent! Chat soon!

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 14.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 10 days ago
    @Fredreka Irvine Your class is tons of fun! Can't wait to come back! Thanks for having me!  ​

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 15.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 15 days ago
    @Joseph Gels your Boston students were awesome! <3 Thank you for having me!​

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 16.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 14 days ago
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    Hello,

    This is great!
    I would love to have you as a guest teacher in my upcoming Kids Rising Stars Summer Theatre Workshop. Please call my studio office at 786.615-5858 so we can schedule a class.

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    Laura Rizzo
    North Miami FL
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  • 17.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Looking forward to some fun in July! <3

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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  • 18.  RE: Improv/Acting: Need A Zoom Guest Speaker/Instructor? CsZ Shows!

    Posted 9 days ago
    @Robert Forbes ​​HAD A BLAST with your kids! Thank you for letting me come play! Tell JOAN to turn her mic on ;)

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    BJ Lange
    Teacher
    The Second City and Orange County School of the Arts CA
    Hollywood CA
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