The Maydays 15th Annual Improv Retreat – Meet your Teacher – Jules Munns!

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Our October Improv Retreat is going to be here before you know it and with the retreat almost Sold Out, we’d like to introduce you to your improv teachers who you’ll be playing with this year. Next up, our smasher, Jules Munns!

Hey Jules, is there a particular part of the retreat that you’re most looking forward to?

I love the bubbly anything-is-possible feeling towards the end of the retreat, where we have all been in the improv-zone for so long that the weirdest things seem totally logical. Oh, and meeting folks I don’t normally get to work with. 


For someone that has never been before & is tempted to join us in October, but is feeling a little nervous to push that Book Now button, what advice would you give?

I used to cycle to shows wondering if I would prefer to do the gig or get hit by a taxi. When i got there, I had the best time. The first step (or click) is the hardest.


For those returning to the retreat for another 3-days of joy, what can they expect from our 15th residential?

More of the same, plus Felipe Ortiz, straight up one of my favourite improvisers ever.


What’s one of the funniest moments from previous years for you?

This will make no sense to anyone who wasn’t there, but in a show, the whole company were about to go back in time and then Chris didn’t. He had played an incidental older character that he slipped into and even I thought it was planned. And I was in the show!


What’s one of the most magical moments from previous years?

Just some of them: A tiny musical class where we ended up sitting round the piano on the floor singing with our eyes shut. Huge dumb (optional) group warm ups. The exhaustion. Singing round the fire. Beautiful love scenes that turn to hate. Seeing people you haven’t for a year. Seeing new improvisers realise what is possible. Seeing old improvisers looking like new improvisers. The eclipse.


Sum up The Maydays Improv Retreat in a little one-liner

A little time out from the world, doing something that still feels very real.


To join us at this year’s Improv Retreat, grab one of the last spots here or apply for the Jason Chin Scholarship here, entries open until 1st September – we can’t wait to meet you, see you again and most of all play!