Level: advanced ‘Twoprov’, or ‘duos’ are shows with only two improvisers in. It’s as simple and as complex as that. There is no one else
‘Twoprov’, or ‘duos’ are shows with only two improvisers in. It’s as simple and as complex as that. There is no one else to please and no one else to satisfy. Ranging from the frenetic Two-man Movie to the chatty Bassprov, the art of a duo is to create a show that is so personal to the two of you that no one else could ever be in it. The show just *is* the two of you.
In this course, you will examine how to make a show with just you and a buddy to rely on. Where the two of you are all you have. You will uncover new ways of playing and form them into your own show which is specific to you. You will also examine how to warm up and rehearse as a duo, as well as how to feedback constructively without a director or coach.
The skills learnt here will make you a more confident, flexible player, responding and adding to the show you are playing, however many people there are.
Course Syllabus includes:
Sustaining longer scenes and playing multiple characters
Different styles of duo shows
Building a show particular to the players
Editing and structuring from within a scene
Students are free to enrol alone or with an existing duo partner (or more than one) and your teacher will balance your time with different combinations.
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 advanced course runs every Tuesday afternoon from 6th April 2 – 4 pm BST
Advanced (3 years +) This is our highest level of class. These classes are recommended for improvisers who are regularly rehearsing and performing with a team.
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.
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(Tuesday) 2:00 pm BST
Chris Mead is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London and around the world. He is one of the co-Artistic Directors of The Nursery and tours internationally with The Maydays and sci-fi duo Project2. In 2020 he founded The Improv Place (a dedicated social network just for improvisers) with Katy Schutte. He is also the host of YesBot, a podcast about the theory and craft of improv.
Katy Schutte is one of the UK’s original long form improvisers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is a Head Teacher for Hoopla (the UK’s biggest improv school) and Co-Founder Director of The Improv Place. She has been one of The Maydays since 2004, is half of legendary sci-fi improv duo Project2, performs with Hell Yeah! and authored The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook, published by Nick Hern Books.
A Funny Women finalist and both nominee and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award, Katy also starred in BAFTA winning online educational series History Bombs.
Katy performs with Knightmare Live and makes her own work including Schutte the Unromantic and acclaimed semi-immersive folk horror play Let’s Summon Demons. She is a contributing writer for Cards Against Humanity and actor/writer on web series Sideliners. She is currently resident singer/songwriter on Sean and Robot’s Comedy Circuit podcast and co-writer/dramaturg on AR immersive project Transportalists in association with StoryFutures and CreativeXR.
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