Course Overview

Live Session Date & Time: The live session for this class occurs on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 3:30 PM  Pacific Standard Time. Convert to your time zone for this event here.

Live Session Length: 90 Minutes

Course Experience Level: Everyone

Course Description: How can a focus on the theatrical elements of Suspense and Surprise help you create acts that are signature, memorable, and mesmerizing? How can we define and understand Suspense and Surprise from a theatrical point of view? Why are these such vital components of all great theatre and how can you harness them to make your burlesque performance exciting, rousing, and compelling? Explore and re-imagine the fundamental powers of Suspense and Surprise and learn how to start using them to achieve the full potential of your own star quality. Students will workshop techniques for creating, rehearsing, and performing burlesque, all from an actor's perspective. The processes and exercises you will be participating in during the workshop will also help unlock the tools to combat self-consciousness and stage fright. All will play with Jett's concepts of "Secrets" and “Active Intention” and Secrets.

Course Materials

Please bring the following materials with you to your live class session:

  • comfy clothes

  • note-taking supplies

  • a childlike sense of play

About the Instructor

Jett Adore

“…the sexiest, biggest, most talented male burlesque star in the world”-Playgirl Magazine. He was named the world’s “Most Innovative” performer by the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and is the starring male performer in Dita Von Teese’s many world tours. He created, directs, produces and stars in his own show tour “Diamond Studs”. In addition to Jett’s burlesque career, with degrees in acting and musical theatre, Jett has been a professional actor in theatre, film, and television for over 20 years. From a base of the extensive “Stanislavski technique” of acting, Jett has developed ways to break down the “Science of Stage Presence”, to define it and uncover its elusive secrets, and has created his own methods and exercises by which to fully exude it, specifically for solo performers of all genres, including burlesque, circus arts, dance, music, cabaret, and variety.