Form: The Living Room
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.
In The Living Room, the improvisers chat between themselves about their lives, then, when they are inspired, spontaneously leap into a scene, unpacking, deconstructing and playing with what was just discussed. A form that combines easy, relaxed conversation with sharp, premise-led scenes, this is an opportunity to practise deliberately changing the rhythm and energy of your play and find the ridiculous in the mundane.
- Pulling ideas from a conversation
- Jumping on to an idea quickly and seeing where it goes
- Editing in and out of scenes
Min. participants 6, max. 8.
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 intermediate elective runs Saturday 13th 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.