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joy with Jen Kenny

Sunday 15 March 2020

joy
/dʒɔɪ/ noun 1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

This workshop is all about finding the pure joy that can be had from improv, both as a participant and a spectator. I will be inviting you to loosen up, abandon your self-consciousness and the constraints of the real world to the wonder of just letting go and not caring. We will use exercises from the world of organic improv as well as using music and sound to inspire our scenes. This will be a playful workshop with some physical exercises ( these can be adapted to suit any participant ).

Facilitator Bio:
Jen Kenny is utterly in love with improv. She is a member of Tiny Stories and appears regularly with The Same Faces. She has also performed and guested with Box of Frogs, City Impro, Off Broad Street, Acaprov among others (basically – you ask her, she’ll turn up. This also goes for any workshops going on!) Her enthusiasm for the artform has also led her to seek out as much training as possible and she has taken courses with Jules Munns (The Maydays), Armando Diaz, Will Luera, Colleen Doyle, Brian Jack and many others. Her current passion is the mashing up of improv and karaoke with her awesome partner Hannah Platts. Her main aim in improv is to bring joy to herself, fellow performers but mostly to the audience.
This is the eighth all-female improv workshop put on by MissImp!


These workshops are led by some of the most exciting female improvisers from our Nottingham community and beyond, and each will focus on a specific area of improvisation unique to them!

Improv is the art of making up theatre and comedy on the spot, without any scripts or pre-planning. This workshop is for any female-identifying or non-binary individuals who feel they would benefit from or like to experience an all-female classroom environment. This is a safe space to try out new skills and support other women within our improv community!

We always want to encourage people to take on teaching roles within our community – if you would be interested in taking one (or part of) these workshops, please email [email protected].

The graphic for this workshop was created by Hélène Dollie!

Eligibility Requirements

This workshop is for any female-identifying or non-binary individuals who feel they would benefit from or like to experience an all-female classroom environment. This is a safe space to try out new skills and support other women within our improv community.

Our definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’ is inclusive, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

Terms & Conditions

Purchasing a ticket confirms that you have read and agreed to abide by our ground rules, and to our refunds policy.

All bookings include a non-refundable booking fee.
All deposits are non-refundable.
Refunds are not available for one-off,  single day courses, or workshops.
Cancellations within two weeks of an intensive or weekly course will not be refunded.
Any and all refunds are at MissImp’s sole discretion.

Should any changes in venue or availability occur (including cancellations), we will seek to contact you using whatever methods you provide us with, eg email or phone number.

Please ensure your contact details are correct, and in particular look out for a confirmation email about your booking. You will receive a confirmation of payment email from either Ticketsource or PayPal (depending on the payment method). We will email you from [email protected] within a week of the course starting. Remember to check your spam filters, and we strongly advise that you add [email protected] to your address book to ensure our emails arrive in your inbox. We cannot check your email – it’s up to you to ensure that we can contact you. If you have not received an email from us, please contact us.

MissImp cannot offer refunds if the above measures have not been taken or incorrect contact details are provided.

As a student of this class you also qualify for priority booking for the other workshops and teaching opportunities MissImp offers.

Should your course dates include shows managed by MissImp, you will be offered free entry! (Note that this doesn’t include events hosted and managed by other organisations such as Nottingham Playhouse).

Timings

13:00 – 16:00

Malt Cross

Downstairs in the Workshop
16 St James’s Street
Nottingham
NG1 6FG

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