The Nursery 'Making a Show' Drop in class (London)

Description: Longform improv is a big sprawling beast. From improvised genre pieces to sketch shows and classic forms like the Armando and Harold, it can be anything which isn’t explicitly directed by someone onstage. It is an infinitely rewarding and complex artform that is growing at an exponential rate in the UK.

This drop in class delves into all of these lovely, complex, rich areas.

“Everything is relevant, useful and fun!”

Great longform means working with your team on a number of different levels – filling scene after scene with interesting, fully-realised characters that care about each other while simultaneously (& largely wordlessly) shaping and directing the flow and structure of the larger show. It’s about being writer and performer in the same moment, about playing as a team and making each other look good.

“Brilliant stuff. Very useful for improv and for life. Five stars.”

During these classes, you will explore a wide variety of techniques that can be used in any improvised show. These include:

Working together as a team
The importance of play
Building a world – supporting from on and offstage
Common structural techniques such as edits, tags and transitions*
Applying these skills to classic improv forms such as the Armando and Harold
*Don’t worry if this jargon means nothing to you. That’s what the course is for!

This class is suitable for those who have done some improv before and are comfortable playing a scene without any game structure. If you are unsure if this class is the right level for you, email with a summary of your experience.
Location: The Nursery Training Centre, 88 Borough High Street, London Bridge
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Repeat Type: Weekly;Days=TU
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm BST
Duration: 3 hours
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:21pm GMT