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 superstar, Juwel Haque!
Hey Juwel, what’s the feeling like in the Maydays camp the night before the retreat kicks off?
The retreat has come to be the highlight of my year so I’m looking forward to all of it: seeing returning retreaters who I’ve connected with, as well as people new to improv that I really want to help to have a good time. Though to be honest, the night before, I’m mostly worried about oversleeping and missing the train, or forgetting to pack something important!
Is there a particular part of the retreat that you’re most looking forward to?
I’d like to know that myself! I’m really looking forward to finding out what classes my fellow Maydays and our guests are pitching this year, especially what’s been fascinating them recently. There’s also the prospect of new faces we get to induct into improv in the most immersive way. And we’re back at the very comfortable and well-appointed Ashorne Hill with those plush beds and dangerous pastries.
What’s one of the funniest moments from previous years for you?
I just thoroughly enjoyed the stories that the learners performed at the end of my high fantasy class last year, featuring a happy prancing horse who became the getaway vehicle, and the scene between the corrupt noble and the crooked wretch (“jiggy jiggy jiggy!”).
What’s one of the most magical moments from previous years?
The Sunday showcase is always special. People who only met that weekend, come together and conspire to do scenes based on a class they did. Like Viki and Gerry’s silent clowning scene last year. Sometimes I get jealous that I wasn’t in the session where they learned that thing!
Sum up The Maydays Improv Retreat in a little one-liner
You’ll laugh, you’ll play, you’ll make new friends; you’ll grow and change, this mad weekend.
To join us at this year’s Improv Retreat, grab one of the last spots here – we can’t wait to meet you, see you again and most of all play!