Everybody would love to improvise in beautiful, elegant language, but sometimes it can seem like it is the enemy of the emotion and relationship-based play that is at the centre of great improvised theatre.
It doesn’t have to be that way! Language can both communicate and deepen the emotion in the scene, leading to the organic, discovered way of playing where emotion and language compliment each other.
In this day-long course, you will look at a variety of linguistic techniques which will help to bridge the gap between the head and the heart, using elegant and sophisticated language to communicate the most profound and complex emotions. You will learn to be more expressive and precise without language without getting stuck in your head.
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.
The class is recommended for improvisers who have at least a year’s experience. Please note there are no refunds after purchase.