Online Improv Elective: “They’ll never believe you anyway” - Using your own stories

14oct7:00 pm9:30 pmOnline Improv Elective: “They’ll never believe you anyway” - Using your own stories7:00 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.

When we are improvising, we are not just the actor, playwright and director, we are also the source for the material. Whether we are aware of it or not, our scenes are shot through with our own experiences, reactions and opinions, our characters often versions of ourselves behind what Del Close called a ‘thin veil’. In this class, you will have the opportunity to concentrate on this skill. To use your own stories and experiences, not just as inspiration, but as the material of your scene, weaving in and out of reality and fiction. Come pass the truth off as lies, and vice versa.

Class includes:

Starting scenes from your own experience

Using your partners offers playfully, but respectfully

Blending your point of view with a character’s

Min. participants 4, max. participants 12.

This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 14th October, 7 – 9.30pm BST.

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 practise 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 BST


Juwel is an improvisation actor and director. He is the creator/director of United, an improv show with the spirit of a sports team. He also performs absurdist theatrical long-form with Somewhat Theatre, Theatresports and Maestro with Story Kitchen Impro, his solo games act Player One, and features on other projects including former Nursery Original productions Magicked!, Castles In The Air, and Heads Might Roll. A part of London’s improv community since 2014, Juwel is Theatre Manager for The Nursery, a producer of Slapdash International Improv Festival and teacher for the Maydays. Juwel plays with heart and cheek as much as head, is known for his enthusiastic and encouraging spirit, and loves playful shows with emotional substance. He is extremely grateful to teachers from Hoopla, The Free Association, The Nursery, The Maydays, UCB, iO, and the likes of David Razowsky, Patti Stiles, Joe Bill, and Armando Diaz. You might hear Juwel beatboxing or humming a tune while plodding after two cats, hunting Pokémon, or agonising over his fantasy football team.

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