Level: intermediate In this course, you will concentrate on the fundamentals and joys of really great improv scenes. No frills, no show structures, just two
In this course, you will concentrate on the fundamentals and joys of really great improv scenes. No frills, no show structures, just two people and a suggestion. Over ten weeks, you will be introduced to ten styles of scene, using different skills and drawn from different improv traditions. You will look at how they are played, what powers them and when they might be used, as well as thinking about what tools they share and where they differ.
Treating this not as a set of restrictions, but as tools and shortcuts to shape your scenes, you will learn how to recognise and get the most out of your scene and therefore have the most fun with your partner. You will gain an understanding of how you like to play and what you can bring to a scene, as well as expanding your range and flexibility.
Course Syllabus Includes:
“Let me tell you something” – Point of view scenes
“I thought I was the only one” – Agreement scenes
“You know what I like about you?” – Relationship scenes
“Will you make me the happiest man?” – Genre/expectation scenes
“Wait what?” – Platform/tilt scenes
“If you will let me explain” – Frustration scenes
“It is as the prophecy foretold!” – Protagonist scenes
“Johnson, sit down” – Game/premise scenes
“As I was saying” – Multi-part scenes
“Everybody get in here” – Group scenes
This course is designed both for newer improvisers looking to level up their scenework skills and more experienced players wanting to widen their range and get some reps. This course involves lots of opportunities to play and receive feedback.
Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.
If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).
This intermediate course runs every Wednesday evening from 7th April to 14th June, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm BST
Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.
Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund.
Closed captioning is available in all of our classes and courses. If you need any information on how to access this in zoom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jon Nguyen is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv.
He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and taken part in online improv festivals, including Improv Comedy Bangalore.
Jon had training with Dogface, The Nursery, Hoopla, Dummy, The Maydays, Showstoppers as well as a myriad of international teachers from across the globe.
Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.
We’re super excited to have Jon as a member of the Nursery & Maydays online improv teaching team.
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