Online Puppetry Improv Course

Learn how to breathe life into inanimate objects, creating unique scenes & characters!

 

About this Event

Want to create complete weirdos out of inanimate objects? Got a single sock in the drawer then needs new life? Perhaps you just really like puppets and want to pretend you’re part of Jim Henson’s cool gang.

Puppetry allows us to do things on stage & screen we would never do with our own bodies, take risks unavailable to the limited human physiology and physics. There’s amazing freedom in speaking through inanimate objects instead of our own voice, using simple objects in ways they were not intended.

This course will show you just how much fun can be had with something as simple as a toilet roll tube and some tissue paper.

You will explore:

  • Finger puppets
  • Hand and sock puppets
  • Object manipulation
  • Constructing your own puppets from ‘rubbish’
  • How to breathe life, emotions and physicality into your characters

It will be cute, surprising and most certainly weird. Come play!

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund.

Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.

Jennifer Jordan trained in Acting at Bretton Hall and, after ten years of performing and workshop facilitating professionally, she then discovered improv in Vancouver where she trained & performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Instant Theatre, Second Storey, and The Fictionals. Now living in London, Jennifer is very much involved in the improv scene there as a performer, teacher, and Youth for The Nursery Theatre. She has also trained with iO Chicago, David Razowsky, Joe Bill, Lee White, Free Association and Showstoppers.

In 2019, Jennifer directed the cardboard puppetry Nursery Original show Boxed-In, and has been a cast member in Nursery Original shows The Restaurant and Magicked! (Improvised Harry Potter show). She currently performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, The Maydays, The Concept and Somewhat Theatre.

This Intermediate course runs every Wednesday for 6 weeks from 23rd February to 30th March 7.30 pm-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.

Jennifer Jordan Jennifer has been improvising since 2014 and performing/facilitating since around 2006 after her Acting training at Bretton Hall. Her improv training began in Vancouver, training & performing with: Vancouver Theatre Sports League; Instant Theatre; Second Storey; and The Fictionals. She has also trained with iO Chicago, David Razowsky, Joe Bill, Lee White, Impromiscuous,...
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