Improvable Elective: The Living Room

improvableSometimes a good improv scene is just like hanging out with your friends. The Living Room blends real life and make-believe in a fast, engaging, and hilarious format. Our own silly stories, vague recollections, thoughts about the world, and clever anecdotes can be used to inspire scenes that are uniquely charming. Come and spend a day learning this magnificent form, sharing yourself, and sharpening your wits with a lovely bunch of people.

The Living Room is a format for everybody: short-form players, comedians, long-form players, story-tellers; there’s something for everyone. Practise playing to the crowd, making quick connections and tangential leaps, and telling mini-monologues. Best suited to people who have a bit of improv or comedy experience- drop us a line if you’re unsure. theimprovable@gmail.com

The venue is wheelchair accessible*, and most levels of physical fitness and ability can easily be accommodated. You’ll also need good basic English skills, but please don’t be worried if it’s your second language. Classes are held at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, Weston Street SE1 3QD.

*Venue has flat access, but the loos are rather small- email your specific requirements and we’ll provide more detail. We’d love to have you!

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Diversity Scholarships:

Improvable are pleased to announce a new diversity scholarship program, designed to make sure everybody who wants to play has a chance to. There are no set criteria for who can apply; if you want to come to a class but would struggle to pay for it, you are welcome to fill out an application form. We will do our very best to find a place or some help for all who need, and you are in no way obliged to disclose any sensitive personal information in your application.

Scholarship Application

Stephen Davidson

Stephen Davidson

About your teacher:

Artistic director of Improvable Stephen Davidson has been improvising for 6 years and is a huge improv geek. He currently also plays with The Verbs, house team of the Nursery theatre, and in twoprovs The Eh Team with Kit Harmon and The Happiest People in the World with Erick Castellan. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable and The Nursery and loves to share the joy of it. He has studied improv through i/o Chicago, The Nursery, The Free Association, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, Imprology, and with many visiting artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Tim Sozko, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and Lydia Hensler.

Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. His day job is as a clarinettist, conductor, and music teacher, and he’s always felt at home on stage. When coaching both music and improv he prides himself of creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected.

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