Online Improv Elective: Play At Your Own Speed

Play At Your Own Speed: find a way of playing that works for you with Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson


About this Event


This workshop is about finding a pace and level of energy expenditure that is sustainable for you.

Often in improv, we are asked to be high energy or get out of our comfort zone but these requests often don’t recognise that our energy levels and comfort zones are not all alike and may differ from one day to the next.

If you are sleep-deprived, fatigued, stressed or just in a bit of a rough patch, that burst of high energy might sap the last of your reserves for the day. That seems like a lot to ask and not very enjoyable for you.

This session will focus on:

  • Increasing your awareness of your energy and comfort levels
  • Using gentle stretches to relieve tension and energise
  • Connecting with your scene partner
  • Finding ways to play at a pace that works for you
  • Working with a variety of energies to create rich and engaging scenes

Min. participants 6, max. 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

Jess is an improviser based in Glossop, England. She is the co-founder of Glossop Improv and has been performing and teaching improv for 15 years. Jess also works with the HE sector, using improvisation for researcher and teacher development. Being an improviser with multiple sclerosis (MS) led Jess to set up Brain Fog Improv – a space for improvisers with unseen conditions to share, learn and connect.

This intermediate elective runs Monday 8th March 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.

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