Format Buffet - Improv workshop with Liam Webber
In improv, formats are a funny thing! What start as a trusty, reliable framework to hang our wonderful scenes on, can all too quickly become cages for our creativity... So what do we do? How can we build a satisfying longform piece and still keep all the spontaneous joy and chaos of improv?
Well explore this as we chomp our way through a veritable banquet of formats getting taste of what different flavours each new form brings! By playing with a tonne of new structures, and by focusing on finding the fun and connecting as an ensemble, well see how each different form brings out different aspects of us as performers and a team and how we can use that to hilarious effect Expect tonnes of stage time and a bunch of brand new ideas as we explore together what brings us that improv thrill in each new form and how we can use that to help that joyous lightning strike every time you hit the stage!
Well take a fun and flexible approach to learning and playing with forms, youll be encouraged to make big moves and take big risks as performers to find spontaneity and hilarity within each format making each your own as we whistle through them!
After the workshop, youll walk away with a new set of forms you can practice, play with, and mould into your own cool shows. Thats not all though through looking at these different forms and putting the fun first, well develop a bunch of cool tools, neat tricks, and fun ideas which you can take into whatever it is youre doing, from shortform shows to longform pieces and beyond, to help bring the fun (and the funny) back to your stage!
Liam is an improviser and teacher based in Nottingham, UK. As well as studying at iO Chicago (formerly Improv Olympic) and Chicago Improv Studio, he has worked with teachers from a huge variety of improvised and theatrical schools of thought from across the globe, all of which have inspired and informed his practice as a performer and a teacher. He can be found regularly performing all over at shows and festivals, with The Clones, Denises 50th, Rhymes Against Humanity, and more. Hes also a huge Talking Heads fan So talk to him about that.
The press say
Extraordinary Performer The Scotsman
An improv tour-de-force LeftLion, Nottingham
Liam is a wonderful teacher full of love and passion for improv that quickly become contagious.
Liam's positivity is infectious and encourages you to try lots of new things with confidence.
The Bridge Hotel (View)
Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|