Online Improv Elective: Variety in your longform

16jan4:00 pm6:30 pmOnline Improv Elective: Variety in your longform4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Level: intermediate

The Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms, some on narrative ideas and some on Chicago-style longform. In these classes, students will have the opportunity to play side coached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.

Whatever show you are in, a good improviser will always keep the audience on their toes. They will play with the expectations and the promises of the show. This kind of variety keeps the audience stimulated and surprised. They are leaning forward in their chairs, delighted when they know what is going to happen, and equally delighted when the show takes a totally different turn.

In this workshop, you will look at different ways to find variety and texture in your longform, creating contrast and variation without breaking the piece. You will find different ways to be inspired by what has come before and learn to balance your shows by adding what is missing without losing the heart of what makes that show fun.

Workshop includes:

Variety of emotion, rhythm and genre

Identifying and playing with audience expectations

Making a coherent piece from widely differing elements

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 intermediate elective runs Wednesday 13th January, 7 pm- 9.30 pm GMT

Intermediate (3/6 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.

NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.


(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 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.

In 2019, Jennifer directed the cardboard puppetry Nursery Original show Boxed-In, and has been a cast member in Nursery Original shows The Restaurant and Magicked! (Improvised Harry Potter show). She currently performs with Impromptu Shakespeare, The Maydays, The Concept and Somewhat Theatre.

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