An intensive weekend course that combines music and theatre improvisation skills to help you get the most out of your performances. If you suffer from stage fright, are nervous about speaking on stage, or just want to be more engaging and charismatic on stage and off, this course is for you. Over two days we will create a positive and warm environment to practise speaking and playing to an audience in a way that feels safe and easy. We will build a skill set of acting and musical techniques and exercises for you to take home and incorporate into your own practice so you can continue to gain confidence on stage. This class is suitable for those with no previous acting or theatre experience, but does assume a good level of musical ability. If you’ve been playing or singing for 5+ years, whether professionally or as a serious amateur/student, this is the perfect place for you. If you are less experienced but keen and feel you would benefit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right course for you.
About your teacher:
As an actor Stephen is Artistic director of Improvable and has been improvising for 6 years. 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. 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 more. As a musician Stephen has been an active clarinettist for over a decade. He holds a BMus (Performance) from the University of British Columbia and an MMus (Solo Performance) from McGill University. Stephen has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble, Designs in Harmony Orchestra, Letter Four Quartet and behind open doors arts collective. Stephen is in the UK as the result of a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
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. The application form can be found here: https://stephendavidson. typeform.com/to/IFqb5d