4
| Events |

Alan Arkin Leads Pricey Improvisation Workshop in Phoenix

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

nndb.com
Alan Arkin

​Actor Alan Arkin is coming to town for an appearance at the Phoenix Art Museum, and he'll be leading a workshop on improvisation in the Valley the following day.

Cool! At least, we thought so til we saw the price tag.

Arkin, who has starred in such films as Catch-22, Edward Scissorhands, and Little Miss Sunshine (for which he won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007), is also a founding member of the Second City improvisational troupe, so his all-day workshop could be very informative and enlightening -- if you can afford it.

Tickets for Arkin's workshop on Saturday, January 29 run $295 for members of the group

Independent Feature Project: Phoenix

, and $350 for non-members. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 90 minute break for lunch, which translates to roughly $54 an hour, per student.

The class is limited to 20 students, so if you've got a few hundred bucks laying around, hurry and pre-pay for your spot.

"An Evening with Alan Arkin" is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday, January 28, at the Phoenix Art Museum. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com. Arkin's improvisation workshop is scheduled to take place Saturday, January 29, in the class room of the Phoenix Film Foundation offices. The class costs $295 to $350 and space must be pre-purchased at ifpphx.org or by calling 602-955-6444.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.