26sep5:00 pm7:30 pmonline elective: LITTLE MOMENTS, BIG LAUGHS5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Level: Intermediate

We offer a monthly Women’s Workshop. Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome genderqueer women. We encourage participants to come and be bold and fearless and meet other dynamic women from across the world.

These workshops run once a month, and they are stand-alone, so you can book one or come along every time. Each workshop is taught by a different teacher and focuses on a specific area of improvisation or performance, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months!

What makes an improv scene electric? How do you create an intimate environment for you and your scene partner that is both engaging and funny? In this workshop, you’ll learn the tips and techniques to create chemistry onstage. You’ll learn to utilize pauses, heightening emotion, and occasionally when to break the rules of improv so that the audience feels like they are part of your journey onstage. This workshop is designed for people who are looking to take their performances to a next level.

What to expect:

Ways to Form Connections with your scene partner.

Beginning Scenes with an Emotion.

The Subtext of the Scene and why it matters.

Is there an instructor you would love to work with or a topic you would love covered? Pop us an email at

The Nursery Sunday Classes

We work hard to provide a welcoming environment for all improvisers. In order to give space to different experiences and identities, the Nursery has worked to provide opportunities for specific groups to meet, connect, and improvise with one another. Each workshop will cover different topics depending on the instructor. Sometimes sessions will be aimed at particular skills, issues and questions, and other times they will simply be a place for people to come together and play.

The Nursery is constantly working to create programming based on the needs of our current students and the global improv community. If there is an underrepresented group that you would like to see have a workshop, send an email.

If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.

This Intermediate workshop runs Sunday 26th September, 5 – 7.30 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

Apply HERE for any course that is live on the 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

The Nursery does not tolerate harassment of any kind, be it in our virtual or live spaces, or on our social media. People who engage in this kind of behaviour at The Nursery, or at any other organization, will not be allowed to participate in our community, in any capacity, online or in person.


(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Jameeleh Shelo is a native Chicagoan and proud Southsider (Go Sox!) She is an Emmy award-winning writer and producer, but her first love will always be comedy. She apologizes to her husband for the previous statement and thanks him for his support. She attended Columbia College Chicago where she earned a B.A. in Television Writing and Production, this degree gave her the skills necessary to become a waitress. Since no one would trust her to handle food she became a TV producer. As a creative outlet, she began doing improv, sketch and stand-up. She has performed with Second City’s Brown Co., improvised at iO and Annoyance Theatre, and performed her one-woman show, My American Cousin at UCB, Magnet and PIT in NYC and at Silk Road Theater, iO, and Second City in Chicago. She is also a regular at the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and Arabissh.

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