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Steve Roe from Hoopla is running a one-off improv workshop in Bristol. We’re going to have some fun improvising some spontaneous games, scenes and stories, and will be focusing on improvised narrative. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever.
What We Do We start with some friendly warm-ups before doing some fun exercises on one of the core areas of impro, and will then be focusing on narrative in impro. This will include: - Core improv skills - Active listening skills - Being obvious - Yes And - Spontaneity - Emotional Reactions - Bringing impro to life - Reincorporation - Building captivating life-like platforms - Exciting Scene Work - Narrative in impro, creating awesome stories on the spot - Objective driven narrative - Character and Relationship driven narrative - Status in Narrative - Playing around and having fun! Suitable for All These workshops are open to all. The workshops are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced improvisers and performers as we modify the themes, topics, games and exercises on the day. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or impro experience whatsoever. You don’t have to be clever, fast or funny. About the teacher, Steve Roe from Hoopla Steve Roe is the co-founder of Hoopla and has been teaching improv for over seven years. He teaches improvisation full-time five days a week in London and around the UK. He has experience of teaching beginners, experienced improvisers, stand up comics, drama school students and professional actors. Steve creates a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves. In 2010 Steve founded London’s first improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, creating a vibrant community of performers and a large repeat audience. He now books, produces and promotes improvised comedy shows every Tuesday and Wednesday. In 2012 Hoopla’s Improv Comedy Club was recommended as the best place to see improvised comedy in London by both The Daily Telegraph AND The Londonist.
“If improvisation floats your boat you should head to The Miller by London Bridge every Tuesday (and Wednesday) for Hoopla. There’s fewer better ways to see what spur-of-the-moment comedy London has to offer.” - The Londonist, November 2012. Steve has studied improv with Keith Johnstone, Patti Styles from Improv Melbourne, Shawn Kinley from Loose Moose Theatre, Kevin Tomlinson, Rob Broderick from Abandoman, The Penny Dreadfuls, Jay Rhoderick from The Upright Citizens Brigade, Fooling with Jonathan Kay and Clown with Mick Barnfather. Steve currently performs with Music Box the Improvised Musical (5 Stars – Fringe Guru, 5 Stars – Remote Goat). He has previously performed with The Maydays (5 Stars – Three Weeks) and various other shows across the UK’s improv scene. He continues to support countless other shows that have popped up from Hoopla workshops and is influential in growing the UK’s improv scene. >> BOOK NOW