Short Form Storytelling
When we think of short form, we think of games. But short form improvisation can also produce beautiful scenes that are funny, emotional and joyous and touching. We will be running a one-day intensive workshop on Saturday 11th February, 10.30am-5.30pm for improvisers of all levels to explore the storytelling skills that are fundamental to all improvisation, but with a specific focus on short form.
We look at how to use platform and tilt, explore the power of status in relationships, and discover the power of being 'normal'; all skills that are used in formats such as Keith Johnstone's Theatresports or Maestro.
After completing the workshop, you will be invited to take part in our next Theatresports show at the Miller Comedy Club on Saturday 4th March. This is a unique opportunity to appear in front of our busy Saturday night audience as part of the show.
ABOUT STORY KITCHEN IMPRO
Story Kitchen Impro is a improvisation theatre company based in London, founded by Faye Brann. Faye is a writer and improviser, returned to London after nine years living in the Middle East. She started Story Kitchen Impro on her return to the UK in order to pursue her love of the impro formats created by Keith Johnstone.
Until her move to London, Faye was part of the house team at the Courtyard Playhouse in Dubai, performing improvised shows and improvised musicals for theatre audiences, working with schools and corporate clients and performing at several arts festivals in the region including the Emirates Literature Festival. Among others, she has trained with Kieth Johnstone, Patti Stiles from Impro Melbourne and Shawn Kinley from the Loose Moose Theatre, and in 2016 won Best Female Improviser at the UAE Comedy Awards.
For the past few years, Faye has performed, directed and hosted Keith Johnstone's Theatresports and Maestro formats regularly as part of the Courtyard Playhouse annual programme of events and for the past year, in London's Miller Comedy Club with Story Kitchen Impro. She runs workshops for schools and has also devised and run workshops for beginner adult improvisers.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS:
"Faye remembers what it's like to be afraid the first time you improvise... you're safe with her, she's got your back - just enjoy and have a good time."
"Faye is not only a great human, but she's the type of person you want around you when 'taking a risk' seems like the scariest thing in the world. She teaches, encourages and gives you the advice and skills needed to improve."
Faye's teaching style is a rare and powerful combination of strict enough to relay really impactful feedback, and kind and safe enough to build the players, rather than make them feel self-conscious. Her love of the craft absolutely shone through and made us all energised and inspired, so thank you so much for that.
The London Improv Theatre (View)
104-A Finchley Road, West Hampstead
London NW3 5JJ
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|