14th Annual Improv Retreat: Meet Your Teachers

An image on the right is of a man (the Maydays Jon Nguyen) standing on stage during a performance during the maydays 13th annual improv retreat 2021, he wears a suit and tie, holding the jacket open. A man stands to the right with bent knees sticking his tongue out and a woman sits on the floor with her legs and arms strteched out in front of her. Text to the right of the image reads: The Maydays 14th Annual improv retreat MEET Your Teachers - Jon Nguyen. themaydays.co.uk. @maydaysimprov

Our 14th Annual Improv Retreat is less than three weeks away! So we’re checking in with our Maydays coming to play this year, next up, is our brilliant, Jon Nguyen.


What are you most looking forward to at MIR22?

Smiles and joy and the wonder of being with people who all love improv.


What advice would you give to complete newbies to our retreats?

Find your comfort level. Know when you feel able to push that boundary and be OK with yourself if you don’t at that point in time, feel you can move outside your comfort zone.  Know The Maydays want you to succeed in any endeavour you want to take up and will wholeheartedly be there with you every step of the way.


Which Mayday is the messiest to room with?

I’d guess Jen Rowe. I just imagine rooming with Jen would be an adventure in costumes and scripts surrounding everything.


Which Mayday is tidiest to room with?

Rhi strikes me as the tidy person who has found all available space in any room with which you can hide any number of items, I think Rhi could turn anything into the carpet bag belonging to Mary Poppins.


Give one stand-out experience from previous years

Watching Liz and Rebecca walk up and down improv staircases arm in arm was a masterclass in commitment and object work.


How would you sum up The Maydays retreat experience in 3 words?

Lots of JOY!

A black background with the words in white, LOTS OF JOY. The Maydays lifering logo with the words 'Yes And' in the middle, separate the words


You can join Jon and our other Maydays at this year’s 14th Annual Improv Retreat from 20th-23rd October, but you’ll have to grab a place quickly, as we only have a few places available! Info and booking here.


Our Jason Chin diversity Scholarship applications are open until the 1st of October, check details for application here.