Every Thursday throughout this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re switching to online activities for our improv community.
Every other week we aim to have a video for you to follow along with at home, filled with fun warm-ups, exercises and ideas for you to explore in the enforced comfort of your own home.
Viewers will have the option to support the drop-in by donating – if people enjoy the project, and want to see more, we may be able to run multiple videos a week! The videos are completely FREE to everyone, but you can support if you’d like to.
We’re seizing this opportunity to support the improv scene in Nottingham, the UK, and around the world. Instead of spending £30 each week on room hire, we’re paying improvisers from Nottingham and beyond to lead a virtual drop-in!
What we’re looking for: ten to twenty-minute videos offering a combination of fun and engaging warm-ups, exercises, games, tips and techniques to develop and practice general or specific improv skills.
You don’t need any editing experience – all you need is an idea for a workshop! Our resident video and audio editor Emily Brady will happily edit all of your content together into one coherent video. You just need to record yourself, and we’ll do the rest (unless you really want to do some editing).
Each video will go live on a Thursday at 19:30 GMT just like a normal drop-in, except on YouTube.
We especially encourage videos that are more active or word-based (e.g. accents, Shakespeare) – obviously scene work is tricky at the moment! That said, we would be excited by any bright or unusual ideas to do something else! Our current plan is to do one video per week, alternating between Nottingham-based improvisers and teachers from further afield.
If you are interested in running a drop-in, please email [email protected] and we will discuss your idea!
(and also character, ’cos everything has characters!)
During the coronavirus outbreak, MissImp has continued to offer entirely free online activities for our community, including commissioning an ongoing series of paid virtual drop-ins from improvisers around the world, fortnightly online Gorilla Burger shows and more. If you’d like to help us keep these activities going and keep our lights on we’d be immensely grateful. Together, we can get through this.