game of the scene
game of the scene
One of Hoopla's series of online courses running during lock-down. Specifically designed for online so you get to learn some bonus improv skills during lock-down that you can bring back to the real-world improv scene later!
In Hoopla’s Game of the Scene course you will learn how to create improvised scenes that look like beautifully honed sketches to your audience.
It’s something we cover along with many other topics in our main Level 3 and Level 4 courses, but we thought we would use lock-down to go into more detail around certain topics with lots of fun practice time so you can really master a skill.
Game of the Scene is identifying the FUN thing (or one of the many fun things!) in the scene and then playing with it and escalating it.
It allows you to repeat and escalate funny behaviours to create comedic characters, fantastic scenes and detailed worlds. It’s like improv electricity used to power your scene!
In this course you’ll learn how to identify, create and play Game of the Scene through playful exercises while having lots of practice with your fellow improvisers.
It will add an invaluable tool to your improv arsenal that will allow you to get even more fun from your scenes and shows!
This course is online over Zoom:
- Book your preferred dates on this page.
- On the day of the first workshop we will email you log-in for the zoom chat.
- You click on the link in the email to join the zoom chat.
- 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.
- Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, we start the first session with an overview of how to use it.
dates, time, location
Dates: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 7th April 2020.
Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.
£200 reduced to £150 while running online.
Teacher: Liam Breannan.
Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for Zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.
During this tough time you can also help Hoopla out by donating to our crowdfunder campaign!
Liam trained at UCB and iO.
He performs in Hoopla’s brand new long-form house team Michelle, long-form group The Science of Living Things, narrative long-form show Fright Night, short-form group Gamez & Improv Crystal Maze and directs many of our new shows.
Liam also facilitates Hoopla’s corporate training with regular clients including Google, Facebook, Accenture and more.
He originally trained at the University of Kent gaining a Masters in Stand-
Liam’s teaching style is fun and encouraging, while also teaching you some awesome skills to make your improv great!
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous improv or acting experience course who want to learn about Game of the Scene in more detail.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done at least our Level 1: Beginners Improv Course or a similar amount of improv or acting somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people totally new to improv or acting.
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?
Maximum of 12.
Is there an end of course show?
Not on this course because we wanted to concentrate on Game of the Scene 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.
What do I need to take part?
Laptop with camera and an internet connection. Laptops work better than phones or ipads, but phones and ipads also work.
Do I need to sign up to Zoom in advance?
No. On the day of the workshop we email you with all you need for zoom.
When do you email the Zoom link to take part?
On the day of the first workshop.
Can I transfer to this from my booking for a real-life course that has been postponed?
Yes. We don't have the tech on our website for you to do this automatically, but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to do this and we will move your booking and payment over and refund you any difference.
Will this course run in real-life later?
Yes. It will be one of our ongoing real-life courses.
Will this course keep going online if lock-down stops earlier than expected?
Good question! Depends on where people live. It will probably finish as an online course.