The LITTL Summer improv week is here!
This five day course 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 improv week is a great way to make new friends, build confidence, and learn to express creative ideas clearly & joyfully. There’s even a showcase at the end of the week at our new theatre for students to show off 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
Participants of this intensive will be eligible for our advance teen program later in the year.
The course is designed for anyone aged 15-18 and runs Monday, 24th July – Friday, 28th July from 10am to 4pm with a showcase in front of your invited family and friends on Saturday, 29th July.
The cost of the course is £149 or £119 if registered before 1st July. We do have scholarships available for some students. Please fill out the form below to apply. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
About the teachers:
Molly is an actress, voice-over artist, teacher, 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 and sketch troupes Careless Vespa, PiggyBack, and With Special Guest.
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 the confusingly named With Special Guest. In addition to helping out with Slapdash, Audra directs and performs in the brand new-to-London improv and stand-up show, PiggyBack.
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.
All instructors have DBS checks.