Joe Samuel

IMPROV and YOGA The Moment Is The Only Place Where Anything Ever Happens This was spoken last week by a teacher of mine – a teacher neither of yoga nor of improv, but of Meisner, another acting technique.  I love how all the paths that I love are about the same thing – because it is...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the second part of a two part series, Rosanna talks about how her outlook began to change and what she took away from the...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the first part or a two part series, Rosanna talks about her first impressions and how she overcame her anxieties… Maydays Spring Intensive Improv...
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Presentation skills lie at the heart of business.  Whether one on one, or to a room full of delegates, it can be the difference between success and failure.  In our experience in improvisation training, pitching and presenting are primarily about two things: confidence, and telling a compelling story.  In this article, we will look at...
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The Maydays has been around for a while. Not always with the same personel, but the company is coming up to its fourteenth year. In that time we’ve gone from a bunch of improv enthusiasts doing reps above a pub, to a company with significant turnover, gigging pretty much every week, running classes across Europe...
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Mayday! Mayday! We’re looking for help… Since moving into our new home in Brighton last November we’ve expanded our offerings and we’re looking for people to get involved both in paid and voluntary positions. Interested? Check out how you could get involved here.  Get Involved  
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Congratulations to Rosanna Stevens who is the winner of the Jason Chin Scholarship for the Maydays Improv Intensive 2018. Rosanna is an improvisor, humourist, musician, writer and researcher based in Canberra, Australia – our most far flung winner to date! She says ‘I believe our improv community could really grow by learning more about fearlessly supporting...
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Here are a few paragraphs of very sound advice from Jules Munns, Improviser, co-founder and director of The Nursery Theatre and Training Centre and, fortunately for us, a Mayday too.  Find out how he deals with the obsessive improv chat after class and also his ‘Ten Things you Haven’t Done, but Definitely Know you Should...
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