Online Improv Elective: Are you for real? Using real-life memories & experiences with Rebecca MacMillan
About this Event
The Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms, some on narrative ideas and some on Chicago-style longform. In these classes, students will have the opportunity to play side coached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.
Ever been discouraged from using real-life experiences in your improv as it can be seen as ‘cheating’ or not in the moment?
In this class, we will flip that on its head to explore how we can enhance our scenes and find new depths and subtleties by using our memories as a springboard into the imaginary.
We will look at how to use what we have in our heads and our hearts gently, to create amazing characters, get really really good with specifics, and construct brilliant platforms for scenes – while still being lovely generous scene partners.
Min. participants 6, max. 8.
Rebecca MacMillan is a founding member of The Maydays, and also plays with Impromptu Shakespeare, The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes and Steamed! The Improv Dickens Novel. She has been performing and teaching improvisation theatre in the UK and beyond for over 15 years.
This intermediate elective runs Saturday 20th March, 4 pm – 6.30 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.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.