expand your character range
character course with Susan Harrison
A brand new eight week course about how to expand your character range and go beyond your default characters.
We all have certain characters that we go to in improv, from naturalistic to larger than life. Sue will be providing fun energetic exercises and helpful feedback to help you to get out of your comfort zone and find new ways of improvising characters and expand your character range.
Sue will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including Physicality, Inspiration from Animals, Voice, Movement, Tempo and more.
We’ll be putting this all together to improvise fun yet believable characters that have depth, as even the weirdest of weirdo characters have feelings too!
We’ll then be looking at how to hold your character in longer scenes as they are put into various situations with lots and lots of scene and character practice.
Most of all it’s going to be LOADS of fun with a fun and energetic teaching style.
dates, time, location
Dates: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 19th September 2018.
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.
Price: £190. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £95 followed by the remaining £95 once the course starts.
Teacher: Susan Harrison.
Workshop Location: The Pauline Quirke Academy (previously known as Poor School), 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9JY.
Tube: King’s Cross.
This course is now fully booked, please contact us if you’d like to be added to the waiting list for the next course.
The workshop is supportive and collaborative and neatly strips out the expectation and nerves that result from comedic preparation.
Most fun EVER at @hooplaimpro showcase tonight! On the bus home 6 hours later drunk on congratulatory drinks from other people! #Nocalories
Just wanted to say how much I loved this course, it really got me passionate about improv again, trying out a completely new style. I really loved it and my friends said that the show was amazing!
teacher Susan Harrison
Susan performs in the Olivier award winning Showstoppers The Improvised Musical, performing on the West End and their international tours.
She has taken four Character shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, with her show “Creatures” winning a ThreeWeeks Editor’s Choice Award.
TV work includes 2 series of BAFTA nominated sketch show Definitely Not News-
She also performs with Beings and hosts Cabarera, a regular cabaret night of characters and improv.
She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Sue will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including:
- Inspiration from animals.
- Leading with different body parts.
- Changing posture.
- Internal metronome.
- Character idiosyncrasies.
- Character game.
- Vocal change.
- Inspiration from inanimate objects.
- Motivations and Objectives.
- Peas in a pod scenes.
- Point of view.
- Drawing characters from real life.
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous improv or acting experience course who want to get better at improvising characters.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable.
What if I’m running late?
We’ll be starting each session at 7pm. This is an advanced course and we’re trying to form a team, so please don’t book this course if you are likely to be late on a regular basis.
What’s the class size?
Our workshops are usually 12-14 people, and a maximum of 16.
Is there an end of course show?
Not on this course because we wanted to concentrate on character and thought an additional show format on top of this would be distracting. However we are happy to help people find performing opportunities including many at our improv comedy club.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay the £95 first instalment and pay the remaining £95 once the course starts.