This workshop is one of many run by the Nursery 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’s workshop is run by Jinni Lyons and takes place on Sunday 19th August, 2-5 pm!
Characters – ‘More than just Putting your Hands on your Hips’
All our scenes involve characters. Yet why do all ‘old people’ have a cane and one hand on their back? Why does characterisation disappear when we sit down? This workshop will show you a bunch of ways to create unique, memorable characters that you can sustain throughout a scene, and ‘hooks’ to use to return to them throughout a show.
£20, Sunday 19th August, 2-5pm. Class limited to 16 participants. Book below to guarantee a place.
Please note that the Nursery cannot refund tickets after purchase.
Please check the date and title of this event carefully as we are unable to issue any refunds except in case of cancellation.
Jinni Lyons has performed and taught improv for eight years. She created her solo improv show, Jinni Lyons is an Only Child, in 2013, which she has toured nationally and internationally, including a headlining slot at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, USA. She also performs with the Destination podcast and The Bumper Blyton Show, and in the Liverpool and London Improvathons. Other performance work includes directing The Restaurant, a Nursery Theatre Original; improvising in Italian for the UK team on the Match d’Improvizzazione Mondiali tour in Italy; judging the Alan Bates Bursary Award at The Actors Centre; immersive theatre with Secret Cinema; and creating site-specific immersive shows in a caravan.