Advanced Longform – with Colleen Doyle

This intensive will focus on the tenets of excellent longform: getting on the same page and creating dynamic and energetic group work, clear and easily understood scenes with well-defined characters and relationships, following characters and relationships in nonlinear ways, and following the fun rather than feeling hamstrung by form. We will be mindful of thoughtful editing, walk-ons, and ways we’re able to contribute to and support scenes that aren’t “ours”. We will start with the Harold and explore its possibilities before moving onto Slacker, and Pretty Little Flower. Familiarity with Harold or other similar longform structure will be useful!

Colleen Doyle grew up in Cleveland where she wrote greeting cards and was a part of the cast that opened The Second City Cleveland. She has made appearances in the indie features Close Quarters and Open Tables as well as Fresh Off the Boat and the NYTVF Best Comedy Pilot, Shrink. Colleen taught at iO Chicago (Teacher of the Year 2014) and iO West, where she also served as Artistic Director and Training Center Director. In Chicago, Colleen performed with the lovely ladies of Virgin DaiquiriBabymakers, and in the first sketch revue at the Mission Theater, Trap.
In LA, Colleen teaches and coaches all over town. She performs with the ensembles Dummy and The Village Bicycle. For more info, please visit thecolleendoyle.com.

This workshop takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February from 10.30am-5pm each day, and costs £130

This course is suitable for those with some longform experience. If you aren’t sure please email Jules Munns at jules@thenurserytheatre.com to discuss if it is suitable for your experience level.