The Nursery/Maydays Online Improv Elective: Theme and thesis

Description: This experienced elective runs Saturday 10th October, 4 - 6.30 pm BST/GMT+1

Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.

The Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms, some on narrative ideas and some on Chicago-style longform. In these classes, students will have the opportunity to play side coached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.

Improv, like any form of art, is always about something, whether we consciously decide to. So what is your show really about tonight? What is it saying about the world, people and our place within it? This class will allow you to understand the ideas of subject matter, theme and thesis, how they differ and how they can be used as tools to create shows that mean something, while still maintaining all of the fun.

Class includes:

Identifying theme and thesis and using them to inspire scenes
Creating a variety of scenes which are still linked
Being aware of and able to influence what a show is ‘saying’
Location: On line Zoom Room
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm BST
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:37am GMT