Fly a jet, drive a mega-robot, stroll through verdant gardens or throw a can of beer to your flatmate. Learn how to create environments and objects that the audience will really see and remember as if your blank stage was a film! Use imagined surroundings to find out about your character. Discover the secrets to recalling where you and the rest of your team ‘put’ everything and never walk through a mime table again.
Katy Schutte is one of the UK’s top improvised comedy performers and teachers. She tours shows and classes around Europe and the US and teaches with Hoopla and The Maydays in the UK. Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago and with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB, The Magnet and lots of other places. Katy has been one of The Maydays since 2004 and is currently Co-Artistic Director, she is half of sci-fi improv duo Project2. She played in slow burn long form show Katy and Rach for over a decade, has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with Music Box and Baby Wants Candy, co-created the Destination podcast and has guested in countless shows including Messing with a Friend, Criminal, The Playground, the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Séance Fiction, Whirled News Tonight and The Armando Diaz Experience. Katy has written a book called The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook which is published by Nick Hern Books.