In improvisation, every show is unique, created from the genius of the performers, the enthusiasm of the audience and that little sprinkle of luck. The beauty and the buzz of making it up comes in large part from that feeling of freshness and immediacy that comes from having no script.
So why not do the same with the form as we do with the content? By developing our curiosity and noticing what is already happening, supporting each other onstage and treating every oddity as an opportunity, it is possible to not just have a new show every night, but a whole new show format every night. Slick, elegant improvised theatre that happens easily and effortlessly, and is completely original.
Working from established formats including the Harold and the Deconstruction, as well as the core principles of freeform organic improvisation, this course will teach how to improvise the format of the show night by night, building the aeroplane as you fly, linking scenes, games and characters together. You will learn how to license and celebrate both the genius and the weird of the people onstage to create a show and form that could only have happened that day with that set of people. To improvise the improv.
As part of this class, you will also perform at the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate on the 16th of June and 23rd of June.
This course next takes place over eight Tuesdays from 7-10pm at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD and costs £200. You can book at the early bird price of £160 until one month before the class. We also offer diversity scholarships. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
This class is for those who have some improvisational experience. Maybe a course or two. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Nursery Training Centre, sixth floor (View)
Capital house (North end), weston street
LONDON SE1 3QD
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