Advanced Short Form Improvisation: a fun and high-energy course intended for those with some previous improv experience. We'll be learning some performance games that have more moving parts to them, learning about how games work and how to make our own, and rounding out scene work skills. The course will include guessing games, physical games, character work, space/object work, status, playing a relationship, adding information in different ways and layering all of the above to create dynamic scenes, games, and shows. We will also laugh our faces off and make lots of friends!
These classes are suitable for just about everybody, no matter your background. The venue is wheelchair accessible*, and most levels of physical fitness and ability can easily be accommodated. You'll also need good basic English skills, but please don't be worried if it's your second language.
8 Tuesdays from 7-930, starting October 4. Classes are held at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, Weston Street SE1 3QD. A performance showcase will be scheduled for shortly after the course ends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Improvable are pleased to announce a new diversity scholarship program, designed to make sure everybody who wants to play has a chance to. There are no set criteria for who can apply; if you want to come to a class but would struggle to pay for it, you are welcome to fill out an application form. We will do our very best to find a place or some help for all who need, and you are in no way obliged to disclose any sensitive personal information in your application. More information can be found here: https://improvable.org/diversity-scholarship/
About your teacher:
Artistic director of Improvable Stephen Davidson has been improvising for 6 years and is a huge improv geek. He currently also plays with The Verbs, house team of the Nursery theatre, and in twoprovs The Eh Team with Kit Harmon and The Happiest People in the World with Erick Castellan. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable and The Nursery and loves to share the joy of it. He has studied improv through i/o Chicago, The Nursery, The Free Association, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, Imprology, and with many visiting artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Tim Sozko, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and Lydia Hensler.
Stephen loves improv and one of the world's most cheerful people when playing or teaching. His day job is as a clarinettist, conductor, and music teacher, and he's always felt at home on stage. When coaching both music and improv he prides himself of creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected.
*Venue has flat access, but the loos are rather small- email your specific requirements and we'll provide more detail. We'd love to have you!