online elective: Let's get Serious

14jul7:00 pm9:30 pmonline elective: Let's get Serious7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Level: Intermediate

Comedy is great, we all love it so. Though the world of improv is so much more than just comedy. Theatrical improv which taps into your personal experiences and emotions can elicit gasps and stunned silence from an audience. Playing a scene in a more dramatic and naturalistic style can feel very rewarding.

In this workshop, we will explore the tools used to make a dramatic and serious scene. Heightening our emotions and digging within ourselves to find the theatrical moment.

What to expect:

Slow grounded scenes

Leaning into the dramatic side of the scene

Sensing the tension and subtext of a moment and holding onto it.

Navigating difficult subject matter

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 (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).

This Intermediate elective runs Wednesday 14th July, 7.00-9.30 pm BST.

Intermediate (3 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 practise and specific new skills.

Scholarships and Bursaries:

We offer full and partial 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.

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

Afford these courses

Be unlikely to attend a course for any other reason

No set criteria

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) 7:00 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.

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