Improvisation inspired by end-of-life traditions from around the world.
About this Event
Improvisation, like life, is a fleeting experience. The finite nature of improv is one of the huge parts of its appeal. After a period where we have all become more intimately aware of death, now seems a good time to explore our relationship with the end through art. This four-week elective is part memento mori, part improvisation, all experimentation.
- Examinations of various end of life traditions from around the world.
- A delve into our own experiences around death and bereavement.
- Living wakes.
- Incorporating these ideas into improv.
- Longform practice and performance.
Min. participants 6, max. participants 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.
Rhiannon Jenkins is an improviser, actor, teacher, facilitator, and director working across London and Europe. She performs regularly with They Don’t Know the Half of It, The Ol’ Bill, and Eggplant improv and has performed in and directed several shows at The Hideout Theatre. She directs Hot Singles in Your Area, and directed The Love Circle at The Hideout Theatre, which was nominated for the Ethel Hinkley Award for Outstanding New Troupe. Rhiannon was an original cast member of Acaprov: the improvised A Capella Musical, and previously played with Improbotics, Happy in Their Own Way, and other Nursery Originals productions.
Rhiannon works for HeartLink: a startup in the death, dying, and bereavement space, and runs a Death Café for Performers. She was previously in training as a vet, so has had her fair share of experiences working with Death!
Rhiannon trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and in improv with Hoopla, The Free Association, and the Nursery. You can find out more about Rhiannon at rhiannonjenkins.net.
This experienced super-elective runs four Thursdays 3rd – 24th June 6 – 8pm CST / 7 – 9pm BST / Fridays 4th – 25th June 12 – 2am BST (for UK people, that’s midnight of Thursday evening going into Friday morning!).
Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes 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.
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