online improv course: advanced puppetry

26may7:30 pm9:30 pmonline improv course: advanced puppetry7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Level: Experienced

Advanced Puppetry is the perfect course for anyone looking to combine high level improvisation with the super silly world of homemade puppets. From finger puppets to objects manipulation and fully formed creatures, this course builds on the fundamentals of improvised puppetry already learned. Focusing on scenework, character and reactions you will come out of this course with sharpened skills and understanding of how to instantly bring unforgettable puppets and scenes to life.

Syllabus includes:

Re-visiting the fundamentals of puppetry

Scenework focus

A look at more surreal and abstract scenes

Quick ‘in the moment’ puppet building

Working from connection of breath.

This course ends with an online performance.

Students should have completed our Intro to Puppetry course or approval by the instructor.

Min. participants 6, max. participants 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

This Experienced elective runs Wed 26th May- 14th July, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm BST

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.

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


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


Jennifer Jordan trained in Acting at Bretton Hall and, after ten years of performing and workshop facilitating professionally, she then discovered improv in Vancouver where she trained & performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Instant Theatre, Second Storey, and The Fictionals. Now living in London, Jennifer is very much involved in the improv scene there as a performer, teacher, and Youth for The Nursery Theatre. She has also trained with iO Chicago, David Razowsky, Joe Bill, Lee White, Free Association and Showstoppers.

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