Women's Workshop: An Intro to Improvised Satire

28apr2:00 pm5:00 pmWomen's Workshop: An Intro to Improvised SatireWith Maria Peters2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Women’s workshops aim to create an open and supportive creative space for female-identifying improvisers of all ages and experience levels who may, for whatever reason, feel they would benefit from an all-female class environment in which to learn and play! It’s a safe place to come and be bold and fearless and meet other dynamic women from across the city.

The classes 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, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months!


An Intro to Improvised Satire

With Maria Peters

If you’ve ever felt that satire is only for brain-toffs. You know, the kind of person who reads the Financial Times and has confident political debates whilst puffing on a cigar over port… Or if you’re not even 100% sure if you know the definition of satirical comedy… Then this workshop is for you.

Satire is comedy with a point. It’s comedy that says something. Most importantly, you don’t have to be a current-affairs-guru to be able to make hilarious comments on society.

In this 3 hour session we’ll look at how you can introduce satirical scenes into your improv tool belt in the most fun & accessible way.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Nursery Training Centre

6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street


Maria Peters

Maria performs in Breaking & Entering and produces The Playground, which she has grown to be one of London’s most popular improv nights.

Her solo show, The Science of Cringe, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and played to sell-out audiences. She has also written for BBC Radio Comedy and is a regular on the improvised podcast Destination.

Maria has performed at numerous international improv festivals including Estonia, The Netherlands, Philadelphia, Portugal & Dublin.

She has studied with Charna Halpern, the founder of iO Chicago and author of Truth in Comedy, who originally developed The Harold with Del Close. She has also studied with Keith Johnstone, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Second City in Chicago.

To top it all off Maria is a professional educator. Having spent over 10 years in learning, training & informal education, she understands the fundamentals of passing on knowledge in interactive & engaging ways.

Maria believes it’s paramount to put her students’ needs first and always creates a friendly, relaxed environment where the goal in every class is to learn new things while having a bloody good time.

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