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
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!
This Month is ‘Improv Check In: Refresh and Reboot’, with Susan Harrison
Do you want to get away from your Go To’s? Do you feel hesitant in certain scenes? Are you someone who is fed up of driving the scene but doesn’t know how to step back? Or conversely someone who finds it hard or scary to initiate an offer? Maybe you just want a space to play and be bold away from the usual team you play with or away from the rules and regulations of your usual improv school.
This workshop will be a chance for you to try out different ways of addressing your improv worries, in a fun, non judgemental, empowering environment. We’ll use Scenework, games and fun challenges to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy the moment.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Nursery Training Centre
6th floor Capital House, 42 Weston Street
Susan Harrison has been improvising for ten years and has been a member of Olivier AwardWinning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical for the past seven, performing with them on the West End, throughout the UK, Toronto, Edinburgh, Ireland & beyond. She is part of the improv duo BEINGS & co-hosts an improvised podcast Hayley and Ruth:Two Stars with comedian Gemma Arrowsmith. She has performed in several of the Annual London 50 Hour Improvathon’s, alongside improvisers from all over the world. She is a teacher for Hoopla Impro London and has taught at numerous other Improv and Acting schools such as; Monkeytoast, ALRA, GSA, The Actors Centre and The Bridge.
She is currently developing an improvised show with folk music called These Folk which had its debut at Welcome 2019, The International Improv Festival in Rome.
Susan also does scripted work. She was a series regular in BAFTA winning CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed and a series regular in the CBBC spoof news show DNN, for whom she wrote and created her own characters. Theatre credits include: Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Mischief Theatre/West End), The Elephantom (National Theatre/West End), Bagpuss (Soho Theatre) to name a few.