Improv

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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The Maydays are awarding a scholarship to the 5th Annual Intensive for Experienced Improvisers (20th-24th March) 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...
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The Maydays are awarding a scholarship to the Maydays Improv Retreat  (19th-23rd September) 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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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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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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The Maydays are awarding a scholarship to the Maydays Improv Intensive  (21st-25th March) 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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by Jamie Lee First Impressions: It’s an average Wednesday afternoon in late March and I’m trudging the platforms at Clapham Junction weathering the crowd controlled confusion of a ‘CANCELLED SERVICE’ announcement. Sporadic splutterings of rain breeze by in a lightly suppressive mood but these irregular arrivals and departures can do little to diminish my own...
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