september, 2021

07sep7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventOnline Ten Styles of Scene Improv Course (Part 1: Styles 1-5)7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Details

Level: Intermediate

In this course, you will concentrate on the fundamentals and joys of really great improv scenes. No frills, no show structures, just two people and a suggestion. In the first part of this two part course, you will be introduced to five different styles of scene, using different skills and drawn from different improv traditions. You will look at how they are played, what powers them and when they might be used, as well as thinking about what tools they share and where they differ.

Treating this not as a set of restrictions, but as tools and shortcuts to shape your scenes, you will learn how to recognise and get the most out of your scene and therefore have the most fun with your partner. You will gain an understanding of how you like to play and what you can bring to a scene, as well as expanding your range and flexibility.

Course Syllabus Includes:

“I thought I was the only one” – Agreement scenes

“Wait what?” – Platform/tilt scenes

“Let me tell you something” – Point of view scenes

“You know what I like about you?” – Relationship scenes

“Will you make me the happiest man?” – Genre/expectation scenes

This course is designed both for newer improvisers looking to level up their scenework skills and more experienced players wanting to widen their range and get some reps. This course involves lots of opportunities to play and receive feedback.

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

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.

Jon had training with Dogface, The Nursery, Hoopla, Dummy, The Maydays, Showstoppers as well as a myriad of international teachers from across the globe.

Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.

We’re super excited to have Jon as a member of the Nursery online improv teaching team.

This Intermediate course runs every Tuesday from the 7th Sept.-12th Oct., 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm UK Timezone

Like the sound of this course, but can’t make these dates? Fill in this form to let us know what days and times suit you.

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 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 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

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 classes@thenurserytheatre.com

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.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Teacher

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.

Jon had training with Dogface, The Nursery, Hoopla, Dummy, The Maydays, Showstoppers as well as a myriad of international teachers from across the globe.

Jon loves improv and tries all variations from shortform, various formats, narrative, musical and any other style offered. He has fully embraced online improv and plays with people around the globe. Jon is a self-professed nerd and borrows techniques from Stanislavski, Brecht and Artaud among others to infuse theatricality into his improv.

We’re super excited to have Jon as a member of the Nursery online improv teaching team.

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