Slowing Down with Maria Peters

23feb2:00 pm5:00 pmSlowing Down with Maria Peters2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Slowing down – Exploring the comedy in naturalism & truthful scenes

The word improv is sometimes synonymous with big, loud, and fast.
If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to go a bit slower or be more naturalistic in your style, this workshop will be right up your street.
Maria will help you to explore the other possibilities of improv. Finding the truth in the scene as well as the universal laughter that comes from audiences seeing themselves as flawed humans represented on stage.

By the end of these 3 hours you’ll feel more confident in creating scenes that can explore the full spectrum of the human experience.


Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels.

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

Please note that all Nursery classes are 18+


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


Aegis Productions Studios

95 Brandon Street, SE17 1DY


Maria Peters

Maria performs in Breaking & Entering and produces The Playground, which 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 in 2017 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 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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