Jenny Rowe

It’s around two months before Brighton Fringe 2020 kicks-off, and, oh, how things have changed for improv over the past 15 years! When The Maydays took part in their first improv show at the Marlborough Pub theatre, we were one of a tiny handful of improvisation companies in the area, which included Off the Cuff,...
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You’ve signed up to an improv class which is a COMEDY course, so you really should be extra funny by week two, shouldn’t you? But Janet got 4.5 times more laughs than you and Dave, well Dave might just as well book his ‘Live at the Apollo’ gig right now. You know what you need...
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by Jenny Rowe. What a crazy beast Edinburgh is. It doesn’t matter how much I prepare for it, I always find my best intentions broken; I struggle to know what day it is, I regularly run out of phone battery – not to mention sleep – and I fail to see most of the shows...
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Day: Saturday Time 3:00-6:30 Class: The Deconstruction In my humble opinion, the best way to really get your head around a subject or a concept is to teach it to someone else. You’re never more in the moment than when you’re teaching and that’s when you find things you didn’t think you were looking for....
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by Jenny Rowe THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT FAILURE… …ironically, I failed to write it the first time, but I re-committed and added a ton of enthusiasm so now it’s here. So I suppose that’s an improv lesson right there. This is a slightly embarrassing foray into my improv journey, focusing on something I bring up with...
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by Jen Rowe Last year, I ran a couple of workshops at our residential called ‘Improv and Creative Writing’. It was partly based on my lamenting the fact that we create so much wonderful stuff in improv classes only to lose it forever, except for dim and distant memories. That, and the fact that I...
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So this week has seen the start of a (hopefully) beautiful relationship with improv for some, and the new chapter of improv for others. On Wednesday, I waited patiently to meet my new Beginner Improvisers at the Evolution Arts building. I have lost count of how many courses I have taught in the main studio,...
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Happy New Year everyone – here we are in 2011 and as usual I’m wondering what the hell happened to 2010, but I suppose time flies when you’re busy and we were definitely busy. TWO new Maydays – Liz Peters and Steve Roe – both of whom have fit like Cinderella’s dirty (and perfectly-formed) feet...
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