Heather Urquhart

Silence in Improv: Interview with Rebecca MacMillan   Your course ‘Beyond Words’ focussing on silence in improv starts soon. What gave you the idea for this course? For me, there are two things about silence in improv. I realised some years back that in my own improvisation my ‘panic response’ is to be overly verbal....
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Improvised Puppetry: Interview with Jennifer Jordan   What excites you when it comes to improvised puppetry? Improvised puppetry has so many possibilities. The fact that puppetry opens up possibilities which are restricted in human improv by the laws of physics. I also love the different sides of improvisers which get revealed when performing through a...
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On April 9th 2012, I wrote an improv blog which talked about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. On April 14th 2020, I find myself sitting down to write an improv blog about the concept of Beginner’s mind. A perfect reminder of beginning again, and begin again we must. Improv is people standing in circles. Improv...
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Impro Fest Online: Spotlight on Online Improv   Before the current crisis, we had just started our ‘Spotlight on Brighton Improv’ series. We’ll still be running that, but in light of recent events we’ll also be doing a ‘Spotlight on Online Improv’ series. We want to give a shout out to friends around the globe...
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Online improv tips to help onstage improv   These last few weeks have been tough for many of us and we all have different ways of coping. Mine has been to try and carry on in as normal a way as possible by trying to do the things I normally do. For me, that’s the...
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I have been doing improv for over 20 years and somewhat jadedly, I thought I’d seen it all. It turns out I was wrong, which I am delighted about, as these weeks of doing online improv classes have thrown up some of the most weird and wonderful things NONE of which I’ve seen before. Here...
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The Maydays and Nursery present online improv drop in classes In these strange times, and with the current government advice against unnecessary social contact, the Nursery and the Maydays will be working together to experiment with online improv classes. We recognise that the global situation is grave and unprecedented and we believe the community and...
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  Spotlight on Brighton Improv The Maydays began in Brighton; it’s where we have our monthly improv residency at the Komedia and The Maydays Studio where we run our Brighton improv school. When we started we were one of a couple of improv troupes but 15 years later Brighton has a very healthy scene. In...
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