online women's workshop: Voices not accents

23may3:00 pm5:30 pmonline women's workshop: Voices not accentsSold out! 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Details

Level: Open

Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome genderqueer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified. 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!

This month is: Voices Not Accents with Gem Carmella

A fun, practical session that gives participants the tools and confidence to create distinct characters using their own native accent. Using pace, power, tone and tempo we learn how to combine verbal and physical play to generate different character voices in an accessible and inclusive way.

Class includes:

Create different character voices without the need to master accents.

Gain confidence in your native voice and the tools you have within it.

Learn how to utilise vocal pace, power, tone and tempo.

Build a simple tool kit of physical and vocal character markers.

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.

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

Nursery/Maydays 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 and the Maydays have 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 and the Maydays are 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.

Min. participants 6, max. 12.

This open workshop runs Sunday 23th May, 3 – 5.30 pm BST.

Open – A class for anyone, regardless of their improv experience. Although more experienced players are of course welcome, the content does not require any prior improv knowledge.

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.

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


(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Gem Carmella is a screen actor, voice actor and comedy writer-performer. Her most recent work includes action-drama, Gangs of London (Sky / AMC) and voicing BAFTA nominated game Heaven’s Vault. Gem has taught comedy character creation and comedy writing for various organisations including BBC History, The Ministry of Stories and Funny Women. She trained in long-form improv with the FA and has since performed with The Bathhouse Children, Caretakers and had guest spots with The Ladies of FA County and Minority Report.

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