Online Beginners Improv Course
About this Event
Improvisation is theatre without a script. Scenes games and stories created on the spot without a plan or a safety net. It can be funny, sad, strange, or anything you want it to be. Like yoga for your brain, practising improv helps you to remain present and creative, to work as a group, and stay calm under pressure. Perhaps surprisingly, it does not require wit or speed but is based on warmth, cooperation, and openness. Whether you are an executive or a student, a teacher, or a homemaker, it is a great skill to learn and hobby to enjoy.
Whether you are looking to be more confident and creative, or just to meet some people and have a laughter-filled evening, our experienced teachers will gently introduce you to skills and practice which are as applicable in work and life as they are on stage. You will play characters, tell stories and play games, all in a safe, nurturing environment where learning is fun and failure encouraged.
- Letting go of expectations and playing instinctively
- Creating scenes and ideas from nothing
- Listening and responding
- Building ideas slowly and carefully
The Nursery/Maydays collaboration is one of the largest online improv providers globally. Our classes allow anyone to learn the core skills of improvisation quickly and easily, becoming part of a global community, laughing, and playing across boundaries while still in the comfort of your own home.
After all, improvisation is not just for improvisers, but for everyone.
Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.
Jon Nguyen is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv.
He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and taken part in online improv festivals, including Improv Comedy Bangalore.
Jon had training with Dogface, The Nursery, Hoopla, Dummy, The Maydays, Showstoppers as well as a myriad of international teachers from across the globe.
Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.
We’re super excited to have Jon as a member of the Nursery & Maydays online improv teaching team.
This Open course runs every Monday evening from 4th January to 8th February, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm GMT
Open – A class for anyone, regardless of your improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge.