Online Improv Course: The Fundamentals of Stupidity

We will explore performance that is unashamedly silly; celebrating moments where everyone is laughing, even if no-one knows why.

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Stuck for clever things to say on stage? More importantly, do you think fart jokes are funny? We will explore performance that is unashamedly silly; celebrating moments where everyone is laughing, even if no-one knows why. Drawing on traditions of clowning, we emphasise the power of simple gestures, responsiveness to your scene partner and developing scenes intuitively. This course will focus on making sure that everyone is having fun and being generous on stage, while creative ideas flow.

The course will cover:

  • Getting stupid: Becoming fearlessly silly to free up creativity.
  • Non-verbal: Learn to communicate & perform intuitively with your face and body.
  • Finding your funny: Learn how to lean into your unique type of funny.
  • Working Together: Focusing on being generous and collaborative while performing.

Min participants 6, max participants 12.

Britt Pay is an improvisational actor, teacher, and comedian with over six years of experience. She is a founding member of Classic Andy and has performed at Camden Fringe, Faversham Fringe, and Edinburgh Improv Festival. She regularly performs at Breaking & Entering’s The Playground, one of London’s most popular improv nights; a cast member of Unbridled: a Jilly Cooper Improvised Show.

This Intermediate course runs every Saturday for 6 weeks from 9th January to 13th February at 4 pm-6 pm GMT.

Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us at classes@thenurserytheatre.com 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.

Britt Pay Britt is an improviser, comedian and marketer, who grew up in Sydney, Australia. She is a founding member of Classic Andy and has featured at Camden Fringe Festival and The Edinburgh Improv Festival. Since 2017, she has performed regularly at Breaking & Entering’s The Playground. In 2019, she joined the cast of Unbridled,...
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