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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 30 June 2022

What’s Missing? When we’re watching an improv scene, as an audience there’s often a thing that we’re desperate to happen: Who is that person? What’s the secret? Why’s that item important? But it’s not always obvious to the actors what key thing they’re missing. In this jam, we’ll be applying

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 23 June 2022

The Improvised Star Wars Show The Empire is very bad, and the Good Guys are mostly good, but what makes a story work in the Star Wars shows? This week we’ll be playing the same show format that’s going to be on stage at Nottingham Playhouse in just a week

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 16 June 2022

Once Upon a Time Improv theatre is about creating stories, and we have a bunch of games which are even more specifically aimed at telling stories. They all require characters, settings and action. By practicing telling stories that include those things, we can get better at telling stories in scenes

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 2 June 2022

Improv Goes Wrong For me, something that I find funny in improv scenes is when things do not go as expected. Sometimes your scene partner can give you an absolute gift, for example by mis-saying something or misunderstanding something. If that happens, completely run with it! It is also great

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 30 July 2020

Making Monologues Work for You with Jon Nguyen. Does the idea of a monologue give you pause? Not sure where to start or even if it has a place in improv? Well Jon gives his thoughts on this some times solitary art-form. Jon Nguyen is an improviser based out of Norwich.

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 16 July 2020

Going Out There With Nothing, with Roberto Lewis. This class will inspire you to pull characters, scenes, and whole shows from thin air. By trusting your fellow performers and trusting yourself, learn how to go out there with nothing and come off with a phenomenal scene! Featuring the acting talent

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 9 July 2020

Begin to explore how looking after your wellbeing can also be looking after your improv. Monica Gaga is a British-born black African queer improviser, facilitator, host, performer and producer. She trained in Community Theatre at East 15 Acting School, and her boundless love for improv stems from time spent at

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 2 July 2020

Are you sick of feeling stuck in improv scenes with someone who gives you initiations or responses that you just can’t stand? That’s the worst! This is supposed to be fun! Well, it can be! Let’s turn it all around and try to make the best scenes out of the

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 25 June 2020

Welcome to another great virtual drop-in, entitled “Discovering Your Dynamics” with the fantastic David Escobedo! The differences are what makes life beautiful. A lot of times we get frozen in scenes, or even tunnel vision in only making observations about the other person.  Your observations and listening should widen out

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 18 June 2020

The Tiny Glass Person: based on Gianni Rodari’s Grammatica della fantasia (The Grammar of Fantasy) chapter where he explains how to create characters based on different elements. In this class, we will work the infinite possibilities and combinations of elements, objects, animals, sensations, and feelings to achieve stronger and deeper

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Virtual Improv Drop-In: Thursday 11 June 2020

Status, In and Beyond the Theatre with Laurie Owen. In this workshop we look at status, using a few solo exercises. First, we will practice playing high and low status, then shifting between the two. In the second half, we will deepen our understanding of status by noticing it in

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