Improv training

The Difference Between Simple and Easy by Katy Schutte   When most people see (good) improvisation, they don’t believe that it’s made up in the moment. There will always be a cynicism that the performers have somehow scripted a whole play or comedy show then found ways to change it just enough to fit in...
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With our 13th Annual Improv Retreat just over a week away, we read a post from Lela Stepgood who has attended a number of improv residentials, including our own. She has written a brilliant blog post giving tips on how to thrive at an improv residential. It is well worth a read, check it out...
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Slow down. The wheels won’t fall off… A slightly longer read. Just the other week on the Maydays podcast we spoke about what we’d all been up to. I mentioned that I am almost finished on a painting that has taken two years to complete. Yes, Covid happened in that time, but it still feels...
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I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the improv community for a while now. I’ve been in a bunch of groups. I still feel very strongly about my first group, like a first love.  Others have come and gone in the meantime, too. And from time to time a newer improviser will ask...
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The Future of The Maydays/Nursery Collaboration When the pandemic struck in 2020, the directors of London-based Nursery Theatre and the Brighton-based Maydays were quick to join forces to become an online improvisation course provider. In part, to help their staff and teachers pay their rent and in part to keep the joy of improv alive...
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We’ve had the best time playing in real life with our Brighton Improv community again. Our weekly improv drop-ins have been a delight with after class actual pints together in an actual pub! Our first monthly Musical improv drop-in was a blast and we’re super stoked to see so many of you back in beautiful...
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The Maydays are awarding a diversity scholarship to the Maydays Improv Retreat (Ashorne Hill, 21st-24th October 2021) in memory of our friend, teacher and mentor Jason Chin. Jason was a huge influence on the development and spirit of the Maydays. At a practical level our show, “Tonight’s Top Story”, was blatantly stolen from the format...
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CALL FOR APPLICANTS We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! The Maydays are committed to diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability. The Maydays are one of the UK’s longest-running improvisation companies established in...
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