LITTL – London Improv Theatre Training League

The London Improv Theatre Training League (LITTL) in partnership with The Nursery is starting a full eight week course this Autumn for young people aged 15-18.

These classes will introduce teens to the wonderful world of improv, developing the core principles of listening, accepting and celebrating mistakes, working as an ensemble, trusting your own ideas and having a ridiculous amount of fun. The classes are a great way to make new friends, build confidence and learn to express creative ideas clearly and joyfully. The class culminates in a showcase at our new theatre for students to show all they have learned in front of their family and friends! Whether they are a budding performer or someone who has never set foot on a stage, this course will bring out the creative genius within everyone.

Core syllabus includes:

  • An introduction to the basic principles of improv (listening, accepting ideas, being bold and clear)
  • Learning to trust creative instincts and not to judge ideas
  • Creating interesting and fun imagined environments for scenes
  • Creating a variety of unique characters
  • Working as an ensemble and supporting each other’s scenes
  • Putting scenes together to make a whole show

This course next takes place over eight Saturdays, 28th October to 16th of December from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD. Cost is £250 or £200 if you register before 29th September. Payment plans and scholarships available. Please contact youth<at>thenurserytheatre.com for more information. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.

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In preparation of our launch, LITTL is offering free one to two hour taster courses to schools, colleges, and sixth forms. Learn more about our free tasters here (this will open a new window). Please note for taster sessions there is a minimum of 10 and maximum of 30 students per class, and there is a one day limit per school. We request scheduling at least a fortnight in advance.

About the teachers:

Molly Merwin

Molly is an actress, voice-over artist, writer and cat herder. Originally from Atlanta, she moved to London from Denver. In Denver, Molly performed regularly with improv troupes Carnival Code and Transplants as well as served on the board of the Denver Improv Festival.  In addition to teaching at The Nursery, Molly is the Lead Producer of the Slapdash International Improv Festival. She has studied improv with iO and Second City as well as various theatres and teachers throughout the US and UK. You can see her regularly with improv troupes PiggyBack and Leave to Remain.

 

 

Audra Goffeney

Audra started improvising in 2009 and hasn’t stopped since. She has trained with Vancouver TheatreSports League, Keith Johnstone and Gary Austen. Before making the leap across the pond to London, Audra was a cast member at Unexpected Productions in Seattle and co-creator of the cult favorite improv team Girls With Power Tools. Since moving to London,  Audra had performed with Classic Andy and Leave to Remain. In addition to helping out with Slapdash, Audra directs and performs in the brand new-to-London improv and stand-up show, PiggyBack.

 

 

Jennifer Jordan

Jennifer trained in Acting at Bretton Hall and, after ten years of performing and workshop facilitating professionally, recently discovered improv in Vancouver where she trained & performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Instant Theatre, Second Storey, and The Fictionals. Now living in London, Jennifer works as a creative assistant at The Nursery and has been involved in Nursery Original shows such as The Restaurant and The Concept. She can be seen improvising with Classic Andy, and speaking Shakespeare in her educational online series Sonnet Sisters.