The Nursery/Maydays Online Improv Elective: They'll never believe you anyway

Description: This intermediate elective runs Wednesday 14th October, 7 - 9.30pm BST.

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.

When we are improvising, we are not just the actor, playwright and director, we are also the source for the material. Whether we are aware of it or not, our scenes are shot through with our own experiences, reactions and opinions, our characters often versions of ourselves behind what Del Close called a ‘thin veil’. In this class, you will have the opportunity to concentrate on this skill. To use your own stories and experiences, not just as inspiration, but as the material of your scene, weaving in and out of reality and fiction. Come pass the truth off as lies, and vice versa.
Location: On line Zoom Room
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm BST
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Access: Public
Category: Classes*
Created by: Lel Daniels
Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:57pm GMT