Improv Beginners Course: Emotion
Learn to speak boldly and passionately about anything Access your emotions and express them more clearly Move between and justify emotionsAre you shy and reserved, reluctant to share what you think or
- Learn to speak boldly and passionately about anything
- Access your emotions and express them more clearly
- Move between and justify emotions
Are you shy and reserved, reluctant to share what you think or intimidated by big groups of people? Are you the wallflower? Does expressing emotion in front of others scare you?
Come learn to express, channel and use your emotions through improvisation. Emotions are not the wild, uncontrolled mess we sometimes think, but a powerful way to understand each other and the world, filtering valuable information from your unconscious mind, connecting you with other people and even, in improvisation, making them laugh.
In this module, you will become more familiar with the rhythms, physicality and expectations of the different emotions, how they can be positive or negative and how they can be used to power scenes that are as funny as they are human.
Complete improv beginners are welcome, you don’t need any previous improv experience. It is also a great refresher for those who have done some improv before.
THE NURSERY STYLE OF IMPROV
The Nursery style of improv is founded on an emotional, theatrical style of play. You don’t have to be an actor to play like this, though it might make you into one! We believe that everyone can be an artist and it will add to your life whether you are a programmer, a nurse, a homemaker, a student or none of the above! You don’t have to have any experience of comedy, theatre or any art-form to begin. The Nursery improv courses will help with your creativity, confidence and performance skills. You will meet new people and have a tonne of fun!
At the Nursery, we are heavily influenced by the emotional truth of iO (Chicago, IL), the delight and theatricality of the Hideout (Austin, TX) and the freewheeling play of Will Luera’s freeform as performed in Boston and more recently in Florida.
The course costs £150 (or a £130 early bird price if bought at least two weeks before the first session) for six evenings 7-9:30 pm. We also offer diversity scholarships for those who are underrepresented in the improvisation community or who would be unable to afford the course.
You can pay for this course in one chunk in full. If you are not able to do this and would like to secure your place with a non-refundable deposit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Nursery Training Centre
6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street
Jules Munns is one of the UK’s most active and prolific improvisation performers and teachers. Since graduating from the Guildhall School in 2008, he has performed with groups including Silly String Theory, Sitting in a Tin Can, the Maydays, Music Box and Impromptu Shakespeare. His two-person show Ten Thousand Million Love Stories has toured globally and Jules has performed in theatres and at festivals around the world including in Finland, Germany, Pakistan, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the US. Jules is co-artistic director of the Nursery and the founder of Slapdash International, London’s longest running festival of improvisation. He has trained with teachers including Keith Johnstone, Patti Stiles, Mick Napier, Joe Bill, Rich and Rebecca Sohn, Jason Chin, David Razowsky and TJ Jagodowsky.
For this course the teacher is subject to change.
£150 (£130 Earlybird)