The Nursery/Maydays Online Improv Elective: Game of the Scene

Description: This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 30th September, 7 - 9.30pm BST/GMT+1

Intermediate (3/6 months+) These classes will be opportunities to add tools to your growing toolbox. Normally these classes will expect players to be confident playing scenes. These classes will provide practice and specific new skills.

Great scenes are at the heart of great improvisation. So let’s spend some real time on them. Ideal accompaniments to the nursery longform or narrative courses, these classes are deep-dives into particular areas of scenework. They are also great workouts for intermediate or experienced players. Our expert teachers will give you simple, usable tools that can be employed in a wide variety of improvisation contexts. Students will work in detail on a single aspect of their scenes, receive feedback and, most importantly, get time to play, both in break out rooms and in front of the class.

A popular, though sometimes intimidating improv tool, the ‘game’ is the unusual thing that is happening in a scene which we can exploit. The fact that your therapist can only talk in metaphors, or the butcher that alternately insults and then compliments you. A clear game can be liberating for the player and delightful for the audience. It can be something which we introduce deliberately at the start of the scene or something which happens by accident and can then be exploited. In this workshop, we will demystify ‘game’ and give you clear, easy practice on how to use it in your scenes.
Location: On line Zoom Room
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm BST
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:23am GMT