Festival

Day: Thursday Time: 5pm Class: I Need a Hero This was my 6th Maydays residential in Dorset.  Like most of the Maydays, I teach several days a week, but there is definitely something unique about Osho Leela.  I love to be out in the sticks, walking to my class across dewy grass, past last night’s...
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Day: Saturday Time: 3:00 Class: Togetherness Creating improv with one other person is pretty cool. As you increase the number of people involved the stakes certainly become higher. The risks of a big group scene going wrong if you don’t work on group skills is high, but when it clicks it is a truly beautiful...
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People I tend to enjoy the small moments of life more than the big moments, it’s in the small moments that I find genuine happiness. If I ever get to perform at sold out gig at the O2, I’d be most happy about the cheese and pickle sandwiches in the green room. For me Osho...
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Day: Sunday Time: 10am Class: Deliciously Dramatic I love Osho Leela. It is a genuine highlight of my year. Getting to immerse myself in a bubble with awesome people who like messing about and making stuff up too! Besides being super fun it also means that the classes can go deeper than they do in...
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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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Day: Saturday Time: 3pm Class: Dali Is My Teapot   The guy at the Newsagent who looks like the secret love child of Bez and Pinocchio and talks exclusively in clichés, that lady off the telly who pronounces all ‘e’s as ‘a’s, the lady you did temping with who had a laugh that echoed the...
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Day: Saturday Time: 11.45am Class: Make it worse   I always relish the chance to teach with John Cremer as we usually manage to combine messing around with actually teaching something fun. I really love grounded scenes but sometimes I think people mistake grounded for ‘no fun’ or ‘a bit kitchen sink’ – it’s not. ...
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Day: Sunday Time: 11:45 Class: The Pressure Cooker One of the benefits of teaching a residential improv festival is working with participants who are already in the zone when they walk in the room. There is a sparkle and an openness which means there is no need for warm ups. For this reason I ran...
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