Online Improv Elective: Second Beats

27feb4:00 pm6:30 pmOnline Improv Elective: Second Beats4:00 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 side coached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.

First scenes are easy, right? Just make up some characters and see what happens. But what happens after? Where do you go in the dreaded ‘middle of the show’? Or the second beat of the Harold? How can you be inspired in a variety of different ways to make clear, interesting choices? This workshop will show you a wide variety of ways to take an idea forward without using the same characters again. You will examine pattern, context, mood status relationships, locations, consequences and more, all to give you the tools to open up and explore ideas and keep the momentum of your show rolling.

Class includes:

What to look for in a scene and how to initiate from those ideas

How to initiate to inspire your partner

Looking for variety in a set

This intermediate elective runs Saturday 27th February, 4 pm – 6.30 pm BST/GMT+1

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


Juwel Haque is an improvisation teacher, actor, and director. He teaches classes and courses in long-form for The Nursery, where he is also a producer. Juwel performs regularly with Somewhat Theatre, Comediasians, and many other projects. He has trained with the best British and American improv schools and teachers and has significant experience in short-form and narrative and discursive long-form.

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