About Us: An Online Course on Self-Expression and Autobiography in Improv

Techniques and practice to make improv scenes and shows that better reflect you and your castmates.

 

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Your voice and your story are a gift to the world, and in About Us, you can learn to share yourself in your improvisation.

This six-week course will help you make improv scenes and shows that feature your experience, personality, thoughts and opinions, feelings and authentic response. You’ll develop the confidence to inform your characters with your own perspective and play-style, through practice in exercises, scenes, and long-form show formats.

You’ll also cultivate the skills and attitude that make you the player and castmate that others want to play with and can trust to enable their own self-expression. You’ll be a more generous listener, make your partners’ offers important, and give empowered support.

By the end of this course, you’ll be more capable of making improv that’s about us; all of us.

Syllabus includes:

  • Your knowledge and expertise: developing the confidence to make scenes featuring your knowledge niches
  • Your story and perspective: creating relatable characters and scenes by inserting your uniqueness
  • Your emotions and authentic response: using your own true feelings to inform your characters’ responses
  • Supporting others: listening generously, making your castmates’ offers important, engaging strongly with offers you might not fully understand

Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.

Juwel Haque is an improvisation teacher, actor, and director. He teaches classes and courses in long-form for The Nursery, where he is also a producer. Juwel performs regularly with Somewhat Theatre, Comediasians, and many other projects. He has trained with the best British and American improv schools and teachers and has significant experience in short-form and narrative and discursive long-form.

This Experience course runs every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks from 24th February to 31st March, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm GMT

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing long-form improvisation and will push you.

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund.

Juwel Haque Juwel is an improvisation actor and director. He is the creator/director of United, an improv show with the spirit of a sports team. He also performs absurdist theatrical long-form with Somewhat Theatre, Theatresports and Maestro with Story Kitchen Impro, his solo games act Player One, and features on other projects including former Nursery...
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