Online principles of Narrative Improv Course

08sep5:00 pm7:00 pmOnline principles of Narrative Improv Course5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Level: Experienced

Humans are creatures of story. We see and create stories everywhere, and they are a core part of how we improvise. We establish characters, put them through hell and see what happens. That is part of how our brains work.

But creating a narrative without losing the fun can be one of the most challenging things in improvisation. Balancing consistency of characters, the logic of the world and the desire for a ‘pay-off’ can make it hard to hold on to the relaxed sense of play that made improv delightful in the first place.

In this course, our experienced improvisers will help you to explore narrative improv in simple, bitesize units. Through simple exercises and scene combinations, you will learn to build and explore a world, letting the narrative emerge rather than pushing it. You will use your narrative instincts, create enjoyable scenes and enjoy the journey rather than trying to fit to a specific structure.

Course Syllabus Includes:

Building a world

Using a genres to explore different narrative styles

Being obvious and trusting your instincts

Protagonists, antagonists and the ever-helpful sidekicks

Scenes that serve your story

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

This Experienced course runs every Wednesday from 8th Sept. to 13th Oct., 5.00 pm-7.00 pm UK Time zone.

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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 reserves 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

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(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT


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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