Lionesses: Women in Improv

27nov7:00 pm10:00 pmLionesses: Women in ImprovWith Laura Doornweerd-Perry7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

This workshop is addressed to women and non-binary people.

In the wild lionesses are hunters, care for their cubs and have been observed to grow manes. What better image for a workshop where we explore, share and practice the craft of improvised theatre through the lens of being a woman or non-male.

It will be filled with bad-ass character work, practising boldness and vulnerability and using our body to express and take action.

This workshop always has a high level of support, playfulness and empowerment, which inspires the improv in new ways.

“The ‘Women in Improv’ workshop was a revelation. In the space of 12 hours, Laura was able to create a safe space in which female improvisors of different ages, countries and backgrounds could band together and overcome or address challenges, which were often shared by almost everyone.

There were so many insights, so many aha moments that emerged from the work we did under Laura’s masterful guidance, that I can wholeheartedly recommend it to any female improvisor who wants to make more empowered choices on and off stage.”
— Kelly Agathos, Improbubble (Brussels)


For the last part of the workshop we will come together and focus on learning from the other gender from the “Man is a Wolf to Man” class and re-discover possibilities for our improv. What are our patterns? How can we best support? And challenge? The goal is to celebrate all our beautiful variations and make our improv more empowered, more interesting and just more awesome.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Biscuit Factory

100 Drummond Rd, Bermondsey, London SE16 4DG


Laura Doornweerd-Perry

Laura is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. She is a star of shows including all-woman action epic The Ferocious Four, several international two-handers, and co-founder of the multi-lingual Ohana project for European improvisers.

With a background in theatre and dance, she has been teaching for 16 years and, for 10 years, ran her own drama school in the Netherlands. In 2019-2020 she and her spouse Gael Doorneweerd-Perry are on ‘The Honeymoon Tour: a year-long world tour of teaching, performing and geeking over improv.

When Laura is not traveling the world, she can be found cycling the Amsterdam canals between her jobs as trainer, actress and artistic advisor of TVA Impro and festival IMPRO Amsterdam. She loves slow motion running, bloody fights and smoking. On stage, that is.

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