Every Thursday throughout this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’re switching to online activities for our improv community.
Each 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.
Based on the success of our first video workshop, we want to seize this opportunity to support the improv scene in Nottingham, the UK, and around the world. We’re therefore taking the £30 we would normally spend on room hire on a Thursday evening to pay 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!
It’s our third ever virtual workshop with Jay Sukow of Today Improv! In this workshop Jay goes over some techniques to perfect your solo improv skills. From monologuing to being inspired by what you know, in this workshop you’ll learn to follow the fear to perform confidently on your lonesome!
In this workshop Ki Shah and Russ Payne give you some ideas on how to play around with being non-human characters, practise “show don’t tell”, and take on characteristics from animals to give you more options in scenes and to help you break out of the classic “people stand (or
Hi everyone, the world is crazy and we’re all at home going even crazier. We’re sad that we’ve got no improv drop-in tonight (never mind a pint and drink afterwards), but we’re going to fill the gap, kinda! Join us tonight for our own Emily Brady going slightly mad alone