Improv to Performance: an 8 week improv course suitable for all levels. We’ll cover some improv basics, improve your confidence on stage, and have a crazy amount of fun. Classes will include games and scenes and provide you with a firm improv grounding to jump up onto the stage confidently. Experienced improvisers will enjoy learning a whole host of new bespoke games, including some physical theatre/clown elements to really up your style quota. Improvisation is a fantastic tool for acting, comedy, and life, because it means saying, “yes!” and supporting your team members to create a show. You’ll surprise yourself with the things you come up with, and be amazed at how comfortable you start to feel being silly on stage. You’ll meet some of the most positive and lovely people in the world at improv classes as well, and hopefully make some very good new friends.
8 Mondays from 7:00-9:30, starting May 22. Classes are held at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, Weston Street SE1 3QD. A performance showcase will be scheduled for shortly after the course ends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About your teacher:
Artistic director of Improvable Stephen Davidson has been improvising for 7 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.
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.