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Every Monday evening we teach a different essential core improv skill with some fun and friendly warm-ups first, then specific exercises on the evening’s theme, and then lots of time to play. All Monday workshops are led by Steve from Hoopla unless stated otherwise. All levels of experience welcome, from beginners to experienced performers. No booking required.
Monday Improv Comedy Classes, Off Brick Lane
Day: Every Monday until August 2013.
Time: 7pm - 9:30pm.
Cost: £10. No need to book, just turn up.
Where: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, Off Brick Lane, London, E1 5LJ.
Tube: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East or Shoreditch High St.
Train: Liverpool Street or Shoreditch.
Monday 24th June 2013: Listening
Techniques to improve your listening & become fully aware & present with other improvisers
and the scene. Pick up all the offers coming from the other actor - verbal, physical,
emotional, deliberate and accidental. Not just what was said & done, but how it was
said & done.
Monday 1st July 2013: Mistakes
How to be happy when making mistakes. In impro there are no mistakes, just offers
floating around that haven’t been yes anded or justified. How to improvise even when
you think it’s going wrong, justify things that at first don’t make sense and make
them part of the game.
Monday 15th July 2013: Spontaneity
Remove your inner judge/critic and free yourself up to immediately say and do the
first thing that comes to your head without hesitation.
Techniques to distract your intellect and release impulsive intuitive play.
Your obviousness is someone else’s originality.
How being obvious and staying within the ‘circle of expectation’ can actually lead
to more creative stories than trying to be imaginative.
Heavily influenced by Keith Johnstone’s book Impro for Storytellers.
Monday 22nd July 2013: Being Obvious
Monday 29th July 2013: Saying Yes And
One of the most essential impro workshops ever. Saying ‘yes and’ to the other actors,
the story, the character, the action, the offers that are pinging your way. Letting
yourself go with the fun and action, so you can find yourself in new stories, characters
8th July: Emotions, Reactions, Relationships
Entering a scene with emotion. Building a relationship with the other characters.
Naming, expanding & deepening the relationship. Using honest real emotions. Being
altered by the other performers & offers in a scene, opening up to emotional reactions
to put a spark into improv.
Workshops on Holiday in August
There will be no Monday workshops in August.
Monday workshops will start again from Monday 2nd September 2013.