Online Teaching Teams - Narrative or Longform

04jan7:30 pmOnline Teaching Teams - Narrative or Longform7:30 pm

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Level: Advanced

Tired of jumping from course to course? Looking to build an ensemble and perform with a stable set of improvisers? Our teaching teams are a 12 week combination of class and rehearsal, each culminating in three performances on Friday nights via the Nursery Facebook page. 

Over a twelve-week rehearsal/teaching period, you will work on core skills, rehearse a show and receive coaching and personal feedback. Sessions will balance tuition with experimentation. Your shows may not end up being what you initially thought….

This spring, we will be starting a narrative teaching team coached by Jen Rowe and a longform teaching team coached by Katy Schutte. Applicants can put themselves forward for just one, or both and auditions will be run together. We will also be auditioning for a few more members for our existing teaching team, Quench. 

Our teams will be as follows:

Quench (existing team)

Rehearsals 12 Mondays from 4th Jan 7-9.30pm

Performances 3 Fridays from 5th March and then one on 26th March

Longform Team

Rehearsals 12 Wednesdays from 6th Jan 3-5pm

Performances 3 Fridays from 5th March

Narrative Team

Rehearsals 12 Sundays from 10th Jan 1-3pm

Performances 3 Fridays from 19th March

Audition dates:

29th November 1-4pm

2nd December 7-9pm

4th December 4-6pm

Teaching teams are created by audition and commitments are by season of twelve weeks.  At the end of this time, participants will be invited to carry on and, if necessary, new auditions held. Coaches may change from season to season.

Auditions will be run by two Nursery/Maydays teachers. Decisions will be final and we are sorry to say we will not be able to provide individual feedback. If you wish to apply, please click on the Audition Form button to express your interest and tell us about your experience.  

Advanced (3 years +)  This is our highest level of class. These classes are recommended for improvisers who are regularly rehearsing and performing with a team. 

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.


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Katy Schutte trained at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award.

Katy has performed with the Maydays for 13 years, spent over a decade as half of the two-woman longform show Katy and Rach, plays with sci-fi improv team Project2 and in the Destination podcast. Katy coaches longform teams and leads workshops in England, Europe and the States. She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with The Maydays, Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and notably guested in the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Whirled News Tonight, The Armando Diaz Experience and Messing with a Friend.

Katy is also a sketch comedian, actor, writer and theatre-maker. She directed The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike, wrote and starred in Who Ya Gonna Call? the Ghostbusters fan-sical, is one of the Knightmare Live team and is currently performing her solo comedy hour Schutte the Unromantic.

Katy’s first book The Improviser’s Way is out and available from all good bookshops and online at Amazon


Jenny Rowe trained at ACT Brighton and has regularly taught there, as well as Brighton ICT, Chichester Festival Theatre LEAP programme and for Refugee Radio. Her credits include dreamthinkspeak (Underground) and Brighton Fringe ’19 Best Play winner, Clean. She has toured with The Foundry Group, played in the Shakespeare’s Globe ‘Read Not Dead’ season and performed numerous Shakespeares at Brighton Open Air Theatre. She is an actor, voiceover artist, writer and teacher, having worked with the BAFTA-nominated Treason Show Productions and, as a hula-hooping, crash-helmet-wearing starlet walkabout act for Twisted Dreams street theatre.

As an improviser, she has toured with Fluxx, performs with the Maydays, Impromptu Shakespeare and The Concept, and plays two-person improv (Two Seats Four Cheeks) with Lloydie James Lloyd, when they’re in the same city. She has trained with Secondcity and Annoyance, teaches Improv for Creative Writing and is currently researching her next show. Her recent solo play in 2019, “Tiptree: No-one else’s damn secret but my own” was described by Fringereview as… ‘a fascinating biography well worth knowing, convincingly acted and eloquently written.

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