Improvisation

‘Anxiety, social awkwardness and starting again’ by The Maydays, Rhiannon Vivian. I’ve always had the capacity to be wildly anxious. But these past 12 months have really turned that dial-up to Whoops It’s Come off In My Hand. Probably for two reasons. One, the world feels like it’s gone to the dogs, and two, being...
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Improv gives us the opportunity as artists to create something and then immediately move on to create something else.  This gives us enormous freedom to suppress our judgement of our work as there is no time to edit it.  This is liberating and taps into the flow state which so many of us crave and...
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Storystarters – Improv into Writing taster video from Jen Rowe Want to write fiction but can’t find the time? Love improv? Combine the two with Jen’s Online Improv Super-Elective: Storystarters – Improv into Writing Course starting 22nd April for 4 weeks, 2 pm-4 pm BST each week. Here’s a taster exercise to get you on...
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Separately Together; The improv teams that have never ‘met.’ by The Maydays, Heather Urquhart Heather reflects on the last year since the world went online and all the new relationships and connections that have thrived in the improv world. Check out Heather’s new blog here. You can join our improv powerhouse for one of her...
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New blog, ‘Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv’ by Maydays, Heather & Joe.   Ending a song well in musical improv can make or break it. You can create an astounding melody, heartbreaking lyrics and beautiful choreography but if it fizzles out that’s often all the audience will remember. On the flip...
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Online Improv Elective: Zoom-prov – Interview with Vic Hogg Your ‘Online Improv Elective: Zoom-prov‘ is on 22nd March. What gave you the idea for this course? I love Zoom! I love meeting people in their homes while I’m in mine. I love how it makes people connect more truthfully and, with the right atmosphere, laugh...
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Maydays director, Jen Rowe, talks Energy & Rhythm, ahead of her upcoming Online Improv Elective: Energy and Rhythm for Character and Scene this Wednesday from 19:00-21:30 GMT. “The moments when your energy fully connected you to the world and you received energy back from that connection.” Patsy Rodenburg, vocal coach for the National Theatre, talking...
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The Maydays, Katy Schutte, new blog Failure is all about the note that follows… We were talking in The Improv Place Office Hours yesterday about failure moments in improv scenes. The question was; how do we deal with it in the moment and not let it get us up in our heads and throw us...
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