Online Deconstruction Improv Course

12nov7:30 pmOnline Deconstruction Improv CourseSold out! 7:30 pm

Event Details

Level: experienced

The Deconstruction is a long-form format that explores a recurring relationship-based scene through themes, commentary and the world in which it all takes place. It was developed by Del Close and The Family – a seminal improv group from Chicago that included the likes of Miles Stroth and Matt Besser.

The beauty of the Deconstruction is that it allows us to stretch our improv skills in a variety of directions in order to create a rich, layered performance. Like most forms, the focus and way it is taught evolves over time, and so with this. Therefore we’ll look at some variations while honouring the form as a whole.

What can I expect?

Detailed relationship scenes up to 7 minutes in length

Identifying theme and exploring that through scene-work

Short, funny premise-based and game-heavy scenes

Exploring and developing variations of the form

Who is this course suitable for?

Adults aged 18 – 100

Improvisers with scene work and/or long-form experience

Experienced improvisers (at least 18 months+)

Min 6 participants, max 12.

This experienced course runs every Thursday evening from 12th November to 17th December, 7.30 pm-9.30 pm GMT

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing long-form improvisation and will push you. 


(Thursday) 7:30 pm GMT


Jenny Rowe trained at ACT Brighton and has regularly taught there, as well as Brighton ICT, Chichester Festival Theatre LEAP programme and for Refugee Radio. Her credits include dreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Brighton Fringe ’19 Best Play winner, Clean. She has toured with The Foundry Group, played in the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ season and performed numerous Shakespeares at Brighton Open Air Theatre. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having worked with the BAFTA-nominated Treason Show Productions and, as a hula-hooping, crash-helmet-wearing starlet walkabout act for Twisted Dreams street theatre.

As an improviser, she has toured with Fluxx, performs with the Maydays, Impromptu Shakespeare and The Concept, and plays two-person improv (Two Seats Four Cheeks) with Lloydie James Lloyd, when they’re in the same city. She has trained with Secondcity and Annoyance, teaches Improv for Creative Writing and is currently researching her next show. Her recent solo play in 2019, “Tiptree: No-one else’s damn secret but my own” was described by Fringereview as… ‘a fascinating biography well worth knowing, convincingly acted and eloquently written.

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