Online Improv Elective: Big World, Small World
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.
What did one lipstick say to another? What do the mountains think of the climbers? And what really happens when you close the fridge? Big World, Small World slides between the macro and the micro, the realistic and the fantastical, looking at the world and your improv in a slightly different way.
Because human stories are not the only ones. With a dash of imagination and physicality, there are stories everywhere and they are fun to tell. In this workshop, you will learn simple, practical techniques to expand the worlds you play in and find the strange and whimsical scenes that can be played with everything that surrounds us and is inside us. Come ignite your imagination and discover the scenes which you would not normally play.
• Playing non-human characters of all sizes and types
• Playing emotions, thoughts, and dreams
• Moving between different character types to create a rich and complex of a world
Min. participants 6, max. participants 8.
Liz Peters trained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked extensively on stage and screen. She was nominated Best Female Performer at Brighton Fringe for Toybox, a musical comedy she wrote and produced, and has worked with British comedy institutions Newsrevue and The Treason Show, as well as in films, commercials and immersive theatre.
Liz travels the world performing and teaching improvisation and is part of Ohana – The European Improvisers Project. She is the creator and host of Unplanned Cabaret, performs with The Concept, The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure and regularly guests in other productions.
In addition to performing, Liz is a certified Embodied Facilitator and coaches people to have more impact and feel at ease in the spotlight. On her YouTube channel, ‘Bonafide Human Club’ Liz shares tips from the fields of improvisation and embodiment to help people enjoy life more.
This experienced elective runs Saturday 12th December, 4 – 6.30 pm GMT
Experienced (18 months+) A class for skillful players, especially those who have finished improv training programs at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.
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.