The Initiation – Celeste Pechous Workshop

Sunday, September 27, 2020

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The first few lines of an improvised scene are the beginnings of a blueprint for said scene. Initiating can sometimes provoke anxiety. This concentration will work that initiation muscle and lessen those fears so you can be confident right out of the gate. We’ll focus on removing all second-guessing of yourself when it comes to starting a scene by providing strong initiating choices, actions, and dialogue.

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About Celeste Pechous

Celeste Pechous has been kicking the comedy improv tires for the last two decades.  As an alumna of the National Touring Company with Second City, Pechous performed comedy all over the world.  She has trained and performed at the Second City, iO Chicago/LA, and The Annoyance. Pechous is a series regular, playing Campbell, on Showtime’s critically acclaimed dark comedy: Work in Progress.   Other TV credits include UploadBrooklyn Nine-Nine, Carol’s Second Act, The Kenan ShowMasters of Sex, Workaholics, Review, Hot in Cleveland, Get Shorty, Sharp Objects, Pearson, and One Day at a Time.  She can be seen in the feature film Seberg and HBO’s upcoming Made For Love. Pechous was awarded the most outstanding performer at The SNAFF Film Festival for her work in the dark-comedy short, Past Due, based on her short story. Pechous resides, teaches, and improvises in Los Angeles.