online improv intensive: playing longer scenes

17aug4:00 pm7:00 pmonline improv intensive: playing longer scenes4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Level: Experienced

Online Improv Intensive: Playing Longer ScenesImprov scenes can be any length. From a few short, punchy lines to an hour-long improvised one-act play, you can make up whatever you want. But the skills can be wildly different.

In this small-class intensive, you will experiment with scenes of ten or more minutes in length (around 2-3 times the length of many improv scenes), gaining the confidence and skills to hold these scenes and make them delightful to play and to watch. You will sit with your initial characters and discover about them as you go, letting them surprise you with their depth and apparent contradictions. You will practise balancing multiple elements in a scene, creating complex physical environments and games that can be returned to over and over again, all the while following what you and your scene partner find fun!

This intensive includes:

Creating, resting and blending elements of a complex scene

Emotional journeys which are at the same time surprising and inevitable.

Noticing and holding onto the logic of a scene, character or environment

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 3-day Intensive runs Tues-Thurs, 17-19 August, 4pm – 7.00 pm BST

Experienced (12 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.

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 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) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Jules Munns performs with the Maydays and Impromptu Shakespeare, as well as being one-half of Ten Thousand Million Love Stories. He has performed and taught across the world, from Finland to Pakistan, Malawi to Canada. He creates improv blogs and podcasts and performs online for the Nursery.

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