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Hi Improvisers!  It’s rapidly approaching May and the questions on everyone’s lips:  How can we see all our favourite improvised comedy?  How do we discover new and wonderful groups?  How do we navigate fringey shows that are publicised in more than one place?   But never fear! Luckily for you, Jen (The Maydays/ AndAlso/ Impromptu...
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From The Maydays Jenny Haufek The first time I went to a Mayday’s residential was back in 2012. I remember I was taking the Mayday’s Longform course in Brighton, but I wanted MORE! It was a huge leap to decide whether or not to spend several days and nights learning and performing improv with strangers....
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We are very excited to announce our Guest Improv Teacher for this year’s 15th Annual Improv Retreat, please send a warm welcome to the brilliant, FELIPE ORTIZ! Performer, director and teacher, Felipe is interested in exchanging, interacting, playing and sharing experiences with different artists around the world. He’s passionate about the body in movement and...
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The Maydays are awarding a diversity scholarship for the Maydays Improv Retreat (Ashorne Hill, October 2023) 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 of “Whirled News Tonight”...
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It’s Fringe Time and Look What Improv’s Got For You!! It’s nearly that time again! Rehearsal rooms are buzzing, improv minds are racing, costumes are being ironed and technicians and flyering teams are limbering up! Yes, it’s Brighton Fringe – just a few short days away. Last Thursday, I was hanging out at Brighton Open...
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Halloween.  It’s full of scary things but fun scary things. But that’s all a matter of perspective right?    There are literally billions of people in the world who have never taken an improv class. I haven’t done any data research, I’ve just made a wide-sweeping assumption. The vast majority I imagine do not have...
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With our 14th Annual Improv Retreat fast approaching we checked in with our Maydays coming to play this year. So let’s hear from our cracker, Jen Rowe!   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Connecting with improvisers I know AND new improv friends. Being delighted by participants’ ingenuity and creativity.   What...
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