online improv elective: Puppetry of the self

26jun4:00 pm6:30 pmonline improv elective: Puppetry of the self4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Level: Intermediate

You do not need any Puppetry experience to do this class.

Puppets are unbelievably expressive and bursting with character despite usually not having a moving face or limbs. What happens when we remove those human characteristics from ourselves and move like a puppet? Well, let’s find out…

In this workshop we will explore what it is that makes puppets so engaging and expressive, then apply those same techniques to ourselves as human performers to create unique characters.

What to expect:

An introduction to simple finger puppetry

Playing with the screen to enhance mood, emotion and stakes

Investing in reaction

Scenes and exercises using minimal facial expression to mimic puppets

Min. participants 6, max. 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 workshop runs Saturday 26th June, 4 – 6.30 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 free places for all online drop-ins and electives in order to make sure that the fun and community of improvisation is available to as many people as possible across the globe.

Free tickets available to those who are unable to afford them.

Option to Buy a place, Give a place – for yourself and a place for someone less able to afford it.

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


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 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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