“I’ve also got a more relaxed and engaging stage presence, and feel completely comfortable bantering with an audience”
Anybody can improvise. Anybody can get onstage and play a game or a scene, finding joy, confidence and increased creativity, as well as a sense of community and connection with their class and teammates. But to take your improv to the next level of professionalism, improvisers are wise to steal some skills from the acting world, skills which are invaluable not only on the stage, but in life. These skills will help you to feel liberated and empowered onstage as well as allowing you to work less hard to delight your audience.
In this course, you will be introduced to theatrical training techniques that can be quickly and easily applied to an improvised show. You will be taught simple, practical techniques to control and vary your vocal quality and physicality, as well as investigate your personal onstage habits and psychology. These techniques will be applied to improvisation, allowing you to not just ‘play a character’, but be a person, naturally living and responding on the stage simply and easily commanding a room and charming an audience.
“I’ve done improv classes with many schools in London and abroad, and the Nursery really stands out for the positive and welcoming atmosphere.”
This course next takes place over four Wednesdays from 7-10pm at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD and costs £100. You can book at the early bird price of £80 until one month before the class. We also offer diversity scholarships. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
This class is for those who have some improvisational experience. Maybe a course or two. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Teacher: Jules Munns
Jules is one of the UK’s most active and prolific improvisation performers and teachers. Since graduating from the Guildhall School in 2008, he has performed with groups including Silly String Theory, Sitting in a Tin Can, the Maydays, Music Box and Impromptu Shakespeare. His two-person show Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has toured the UK and Jules has performed in theatres and at festivals around the world including in Finland, Germany, Pakistan, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the US. Jules is co-artistic director of the Nursery and the founder of Slapdash International, London’s longest running festival of improvisation. He is Co-Artistic Director of the Nursery and has trained with teachers including Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Rich and Rebecca Sohn, Jason Chin, David Razowsky and TJ Jagodowsky.