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Next Available Dates:


Saturday 20th January 2018 with Steve Roe. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 10th March 2018 with Chris Mead. >> BOOK NOW


Time: 11:30am - 4pm.

Price: £36.

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.

Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.

Ages: 18+



Character Improv Classes


Intensive one day workshop focussing on improvising comedic characters.


Improvise more characters than you’ve ever done in your life. Get away from your default characters and open up some new characters you haven’t experienced before. Games and techniques for improvising fun believable characters from scratch.


One day class aiming to make you awesome at improvising characters.


If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course or Beginners Improv Class first.


FAQ


Q: Who is this suitable for?

A: People who’ve done some improv or acting before and want to focus on improvising characters. If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course first or Beginners Improv Class.


Q: Have you done this course before?

A: Yes. We’ve been doing it on a regular basis for over 8 years.


Q: Will you be doing it again?

A: Yes, please see dates above for confirmed dates and we’ll also announce future dates on our twitter, facebook and email list.


Q: Is there a lunch break?

A: Yes there’s a lunch break around 1:30pm and also a few smaller breaks over the day.


Q: What follow up classes are there?

A: You might also be interested in our Scenes Improv Workshop, Narrative or our 8 Week Improv Courses.


Next Available Dates:


Saturday 20th January 2018 with Steve Roe. >> BOOK NOW


Saturday 10th March 2018 with Chris Mead. >> BOOK NOW


Steve Roe

Steve Roe is the co-founder and Director of Hoopla and has been teaching improv for over 10 years.


Steve creates a friendly, fun & supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves.

Steve has experience of teaching beginners, experienced improvisers, stand ups, drama school students and professional actors.


He has also taught improv at Imperial College London, East 15 Drama School and Oxford University, and to various corporate clients including Comedy Central, Apple, BBC and ITV.


In 2010 Steve founded the UK’s first ever improvised comedy club at The Miller in London Bridge, helping to create a vibrant community of performers and audience.


Steve has studied improv with Keith Johnstone, Charna Halpern from IO, Patti Styles from Improv Melbourne, Shawn Kinley from Loose Moose, The Annoyance, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Fooling with Jonathan Kay and Clown with Mick Barnfather.

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Chris has studied improv internationally at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, The Magnet, Baby Wants Candy and The Hideout in Austin, TX.


He has also studied with teachers from Second City and UCB, and with veteran teams Baby Wants Candy, Beer Shark Mice, Dummy and Parallelogramophonograph.



He regularly performs with his sci-fi long-form team Project 2 and also Geekeasy, Destination and The Maydays.


He coaches The Science of Living Things, one of Hoopla’s most popular regular shows at The Miller, and a variety of other longform troupes in and around London.


Away from improv, Chris co-writes, performs and produces cult Doctor Who comedy podcast The Ood Cast, which attracts thousands of listeners worldwide.


Chris is the director of Faith, hope & gaffertape theatre company who work with young performers around the country to perform musicals and is a trustee of The Nursery Theatre.

Topics:


We will be covering some of the following on the day, the exact topics vary from workshop to workshop:

 

- Fun and playful warm ups.


- Core improv skills including listening, yes and, spontaneity, letting go and having fun.


- Finding character through changing physicality.


- Mirroring and listening to find character.


- Finding character through emotion.


- Finding character through genre choices.


- Emotionally charged characters.


- Reactions and emotional sounds.


- Spontaneous characters.


- Posture, Gestures, Mannerisms, Gait, Movement, Voice.


- Tempo.


- Finding character through animals.


- Point of view. Attitude. Beliefs.


- Adding instant depth to cliched characters.


- Using your life to inspire character. Hot-spots.


- Status.


- Objectives and finding character depth.


- Moving beyond your default characters.


- Patterns of behaviour and mannerisms.


- ‘Outside-In’ and ‘Inside-Out’ Methods.


Exact topics vary from workshop to workshop as we adapt our teaching to each group.