The End is in the Beginning” is a 2-day intensive improvisational acting workshop that will expose students to performance-based improvisational pieces that come full circle. The beginning of the piece shows up again, in some form, at the end. Specific structures taught will include “La Ronde” and a Tag Out Performance Piece, as well as short form exercises like the Pattern Game, which will prepare students to create a completely improvised show on the CVRep mainstage theatre on Day 2.

All experience levels are welcome. Adults/Teens (15 or older)

The workshop takes place:

July 29 11AM-2:30PM, 3:30PM-6PM


July 30 11AM-2:30PM, 3:30-6PM

July 30 7PM Student Show with invited audience


(Includes both days of instruction and Sunday evening performance.)


CONTACT: 760-296-2966 to enroll.

About the instructor: Jeanette Knight has played a gamut of roles at the Beaumont Actors Studio, The California Desert Regional Theatre, The Palm Canyon Theatre, Indio Performing Arts Center, Tony-award winning Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy, where she has been teaching acting and improv for the past ten years. She has directed and choreographed numerous productions, including “The Little Dog Laughed,” starring Greg Louganis and Dawnn Lewis and “Trying,” both for the Indian Wells Theatre as well as CV Rep’s Youth Outreach Production of “Push” last September. She was the Education Program Manager for the McCallum Theatre from 1998-2006, becoming a master teaching artist of Aesthetic Education and working closely with the Lincoln Center Institute. She is the director of the “Joshua Tree Improv/Comedy Festival” at the Hi Desert Cultural Center.