About this Event
Great scenes are at the heart of great improvisation. So let’s spend some real time on them. Ideal accompaniments to the nursery long-form or narrative courses, these classes are deep-dives into particular areas of scene work. They are also great workouts for intermediate or experienced players. Our expert teachers will give you simple, usable tools that can be employed in a wide variety of improvisation contexts. Students will work in detail on a single aspect of their scenes, receive feedback and, most importantly, get time to play, both in break out rooms and in front of the class.
Doing nothing onstage is, in the end, impossible. Just by looking at your partner, you will find there is a world of observations, emotions, offer and stories crested. Neutral in improvisation does not exist. In this workshop, you will play scenes without suggestions. You will practise taking a moment to observe your partner and what is happening between you, initiating based on that and keeping the promise which is therefore made to the audience.
- Observing your partner to create the basis for a scene
- Holding on to the initiation
Jules Munns performs with the Maydays and Impromptu Shakespeare, as well as being one-half of Ten Thousand Million Love Stories. He has performed and taught across the world, from Finland to Pakistan, Malawi to Canada. He creates improv blogs and podcasts and performs online for the Nursery.
Min participants 6, max participants 12.
This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 24th February 7 – 9.30 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.