Online Improv Course: Longform

25may7:30 pm9:30 pmOnline Improv Course: Longform7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Longform improvisation shows are not just any old group of scenes, but something that comes together as a show. Whether it tells a story, examines a theme or just ‘fits together’, longform is both challenging and rich, an opportunity to use all that you have learnt as an improviser, to play both as a group and as an individual. It can form deep group bonds and create extraordinary moments for players and audiences alike.

Our longform course introduces you to the skills necessary to start on your longform journey. You will learn to inspire one scene from another, begin and end scenes in inspiring ways and build a sense of collective purpose while still celebrating the diversity of minds in the group.

Course syllabus includes:

Inspiration and connecting scenes

Using theme and callbacks to bind a show together

Returning characters and how to play with them

How and when to edit a scene

An ideal foundation for both narrative and longform improvisation. These classes will be opportunities to both expand your improv skills and connect with people from across the world, to share a laugh and build a valuable new improv skill.

(Note: Although the definition of the terms is a little complex, we generally use ‘narrative’ to describe improvisation that tells a story and ‘longform’ to describe improvisation that examines themes and ideas. The exact boundaries between them are hard to define and many skills are useful for both. It is these skills which this course is composed of.)

Min. participants 6, max. participants 12.

If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).

This intermediate course runs every Tuesday evening from 25th May to 29th June, 7.30 pm-9.30 pm 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 practice and specific new skills. 

Whatever the level of ability required, all of our classes are safe, supportive environments led by our experienced teachers. Please email us if you are unsure whether a class is suitable for you. If you sign up for a class inappropriate to your level the Nursery/Maydays reserved the right to remove you from the class without refund. 

We offer scholarships for all online courses in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.

Scholarships are available for all online courses.

You are encouraged to apply if you would not normally be able to:

Afford these courses

Or be unlikely to attend a course for any other reason

No set criteria

Apply for any course that is live on the Maydays or Nursery website.

Closed captioning is available in all of our classes and courses. If you need any information on how to access this in zoom, please contact


(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Jon Nguyen is an improviser based in Norwich, UK, he believes that fun, connectivity and inclusion should be present in all improv.

He plays with Unbridled – A Nursery Original, The Dogface Allstars, Michelle – A Hoopla House Team, Wretched Hive Comedy, The Comediasians and The Improvised Play. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and taken part in online improv festivals, including Improv Comedy Bangalore.

Jon had training with Dogface, The Nursery, Hoopla, Dummy, The Maydays, Showstoppers as well as a myriad of international teachers from across the globe.

Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.

We’re super excited to have Jon as a member of the Nursery & Maydays online improv teaching team.

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