Online Improv Elective: "The red Volvo C30" - Specificity and detail

13jan7:00 pm9:30 pmOnline Improv Elective: "The red Volvo C30" - Specificity and detail7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Level: intermediate

Great scenes are at the heart of great improvisation. So let’s spend some real time on them. Ideal accompaniments to the nursery longform or narrative courses, these classes are deep-dives into particular areas of scenework. They are also great workouts for intermediate or experienced players. Our expert teachers will give you simple, usable tools that can be employed in a wide variety of improvisation contexts. Students will work in detail on a single aspect of their scenes, receive feedback and, most importantly, get time to play, both in break out rooms and in front of the class.

It’s not just a car, it’s a 1983 Citroen Passat with leather upholstery, a custom spoiler and a 3.5-litre engine. Oh, and it was bought from my mum’s old boyfriend and maybe the most important thing in the scene. This class will help you to be specific not just because it is fun, but to learn about the characters in the scene and see opportunities for emotional change and development, making your scenes as unique and eccentric as you are.

Class includes:

Adding delightful and productive detail to scenes

Making assumptions, extrapolations and jumps of logic

Playing an expert in something you know nothing about

Min. participants 6, max. 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 13th January, 7 pm- 9.30 pm GMT

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.

NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm GMT


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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