Online Improv Elective: Grounded scenes

30jan4:00 pm6:30 pmOnline Improv Elective: Grounded scenes4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Event Details

Level: intermediate

The Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms, some on narrative ideas and some on Chicago-style longform. In these classes, students will have the opportunity to play sidecoached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.

Some scenes are fast, daft and funny, some are more heartfelt and emotional. In this workshop, you will spend time playing slow, careful scenes. Scenes which are founded on your connection with your partner and have no preconceived ideas, expectations or desired outcomes. Scenes with realistic characters going through recognisable emotions. Even if those characters happen to be werewolves. In this workshop, you will experiment with the balance of emotional connection and cheeky excitement, playing with your partner without being stuffy, boring or tied to an idea.

Workshop includes:

Slowing down your scene work

Playing emotionally without losing your connection

Playing in a grounded way in extraordinary circumstances

Min. participants 6, max. participants 8. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

This intermediate elective runs Saturday 30th January 4 – 6.30 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.


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm GMT


Jennifer Jordan trained in Acting at Bretton Hall and, after ten years of performing and workshop facilitating professionally, she then discovered improv in Vancouver where she trained & performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Instant Theatre, Second Storey, and The Fictionals. Now living in London, Jennifer is very much involved in the improv scene there as a performer, teacher, and Youth for The Nursery Theatre. She has also trained with iO Chicago, David Razowsky, Joe Bill, Lee White, Free Association and Showstoppers.

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