About Us: An Online Course for BIPOC on Self-Expression and Autobiography

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 course is for BIPOC identifying players only, to offer a safe space for BIPOC voices.

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 4, 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 Advanced course runs every Thursday evening for 6 weeks from 12th November to 17th December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm GMT

Advanced (3 years +) This is our highest level of class. These classes are recommended for improvisers who are regularly rehearsing and performing with a team.

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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