Contact me for a bespoke class, or be guided by some that I regularly teach (below).
I also run 8-week evening classes with Hoopla, teach residential courses with The Maydays,
run drop-in classes and coach teams.
Game of the Show
Get away from rules and structure, learn to follow your instincts and fail, fail, fail until you find something totally new and magical. Learn how to clearly communicate what you want to happen, even if it’s something we’ve never seen before. Mess with time, space, story and character in a whole new way. This workshop is particularly useful for improvisers that have worked exclusively with linear, narrative improv and want to try a new approach.
Learn to create a template for any genre you care to play in; using tropes more than structure, we can quickly help the audience feel like they're watching a Western, a Murder Mystery, a Stephen King, a Romantic Comedy, an Action movie or anything else.
The Living Room
There is a sofa on one side of the stage and an open playing space on the other with a couple of chairs. The form starts with an audience suggestion, the players chat, the players do one scene, the players chat, they do one scene and so forth until the time runs out. The Living Room is a fast, funny and revealing form where we alternately get to know the players and watch improvised sketch comedy.
Introduction to Science Fiction
Science Fiction is about building worlds and seeing the human perspective alongside visions of the future or different universes or new technology. Science Fiction can be a huge and sprawling genre, so we learn to find out which strand we are playing in and hone in on the style at play.
Musical Improv for Beginners
Learn how to create melody, lyrics and song structure in the moment. Through games and scenework we will learn techniques for rhyming, emoting, finding the right time to sing, identifying and creating choruses, bridges and verses plus a whole lot of silly stuff. Ideally students will have done some improvisation before, but there is no prerequisite to be a good singer!