For the second year running, the Nursery is delighted to be hosting a visit from some of the finest improvisation teachers in the world. Originally ‘Improv Olympic’, iO is the Chicago school and theatre founded by Del Close and Charna Halpern and the home of the ‘Harold’. Alumni of the school include Tina Fey and Scott Adsit (Liz and Pete in 30 Rock), Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report), Susan Messing (Co-founder, the Annoyance), Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), as well as numerous other actors, writers and comedians. It is the home of the legendary TJ and Dave.
Teachers have yet to be confirmed, and yes, there will be shows, but for now, registration is open (iOpen?) for the 3 day workshop and the 3 day advanced workshop. Both will run 1030-5. Over the last couple of years, teachers have included Tara DeFrancisco, Lyndsday Hailey and Charna herself! They are a bargain $325 dollars (about £220 at the time of writing) See the link below to book.
iO Europe 3 Day Workshop
This 3 day workshop will teach iO’s philosophy on longform improvisation. It will focus on two-person scenework, playing in an ensemble, and serve as an introduction to our signature form, The Harold.
iO Europe 3 Day Advanced Workshop
This 3 day workshop is for students who have taken our previous 3 day or one week long workshops (Anywhere). The focus will be on iO’s signature form, The Harold, and other longforms. If you are unsure whether your level is appropriate for this class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of your experience and training.Book here