The Nursery/Maydays Online Improv Elective: Form - Detours

Description: This experienced elective runs Saturday 17th October, 4 pm - 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.

Detours is a format where a scene is improvised, then played again, as precisely as possible by two different players, then again and again with slight variations and filters, using the accidents and differences that happen along the way. As the form progresses, players look to explore all of the little turns, possibilities and oddities of the first scene, returning where necessary to the original scene. Sometimes we will exaggerate an element which is already there, sometimes introduce something totally new. What if the scene took a different turn? What if we replay the scene in a different time period? What happens when we try and fail to follow it line for line. Or maybe play it as two ducks?

During this workshop, players will gain a solid understanding of delights and purposes of this form, as well as have opportunities to practise and watch it.
Location: On line Zoom Room
Date: Saturday, October 17, 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 11:05am GMT