• 6 playwrights in 6 weeks

6 playwrights in 6 weeks

Brand new online course with Chris Mead. Learn how to improvise scenes in the styles of six different playwrights.

Over the course we will explore the work of the following playwrights and have loads of fun improvising scenes in their style:

  • Bertolt Brecht
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Moira Buffini
  • David Mamet
  • Sarah Kane
  • Martin McDonagh

We will look at a different playwright each week and explore themes, tempo, dialogue, rhythm, character types, objectives, performance style and more. We’ll then be improvising scenes and short stories in the style of the playwright, using their work as inspiration and some new improvisation tools to create fantastic scenes.

This is an advanced course. Please only sign up if you are already confident with improvised scenework.

online version


Every Thursday for 6 weeks from Thursday 25th March 2021. SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9pm (UK time).

Price: £168.

Teacher: Chris Mead.

Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.

This is an advanced course. Please only sign up if you are already confident with improvised scenework.

The above course is online:

1. Book your place on this page.

2. On the day of the first workshop we will email you log-in for the zoom chat.

3. You then click on the link in the email to join the zoom chat and enter password.

4. You will just need a laptop with camera and internet connection, everything else will be in the link. Laptops work better than ipads and phones for improv over Zoom.

5. Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, we start the first session with an overview of how to use it.

teacher Chris Mead

Chris improvises with the award winning Maydays and sci-fi group Project2.

He is co-founder and Director of The Unmade Theatre Company, specialising in improvised theatre.

Chris is also co-founder of The Improv Place, an online international community of experienced improvisers.

Chris has studied improv internationally at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre Chicago and The Hideout in Austin, Texas.

He has performed at various improv festivals internationally including Austin Texas, Norway, Edinburgh, Dublin, Sweden and Barcelona.

Chris studied theatre at Royal Holloway College and University of London.

Chris is one of the Artistic Directors of The Nursery Theatre.

He also hosts YesBot, a podcast dedicated to the theory and craft of improv (but with added exploding robots) featuring leading performers from around the world.