Online Longform Improv Course

The Maydays and The Nursery are delighted to announce new six week courses focussing specifically on online improv.

About this Event

This Experienced course runs every Thursday evening for 6 weeks from 10th September to 15th October, 7.30pm-9.30pm BST/GMT+1.

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skillful 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.

Building on a decade and a half of improv experience, The Maydays and The Nursery have been experimenting with online improv daily since the lockdown began and are now looking to share this knowledge. We are excited by the possibilities that the online space opens up and want to make work that is natively online, rather than a pale copy of the offline art form.

These classes will be opportunities to both expand your improv skills and connect with people from across the world, to share a laugh in challenging circumstances and build a valuable new improv skill.

Playing Longform Improv Online

Designed for experienced players (with a minimum of eighteen months experience), these classes will examine how online longform is becoming its own art form. Players will learn to work with the technology and use the international nature of online improv to create something based in offline improv, but joyfully innovative.

These courses will be based on our ongoing R&D into online improv and will examine:

– Playing in different locations and styles, all with a fixed camera

– Using theme, thesis and callbacks to create natural, unpressurised structure

– Creating group games and scenes using, rather than ignoring the lag

– Clearly and concisely editing, linking and returning to scenes

These courses will run 6 weeks in an online zoom room – Please note our last class sold out in 24 hours so it’s best to book asap!

About these classes:

Classes will be conducted on Zoom. See below for our FAQ about improvising online.

Classes are capped at 12 participants and will run strictly to time.

All times are UK local


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Liz Peters trained as an actress at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked extensively on stage and screen. She was nominated Best Female Performer at Brighton Fringe for Toybox, a musical comedy she wrote and produced, and has worked with British comedy institutions Newsrevue and The Treason Show, as well as in films, commercials and immersive theatre.  Liz travels the world performing...
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