game of the scene
game of the scene
Improvise hilarious scenes that look like beautifully honed comedy sketches.
In Hoopla’s Game of the Scene mini-course you will learn how to create hilarious improvised scenes that look like beautifully honed sketches to your audience.
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!
dates & times
2 day mini-course
Dates: Friday 23rd April and Sunday 25th April 2021. BOOK
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm (UK time, BST/GMT+1).
Teacher: Liam Brennan.
Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for Zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.
This course is online over Zoom:
1. Book your preferred dates 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.
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.
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 online courses that would be suitable and help you pick up new skills.
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 [email protected] 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?
Yes. It will finish as an online course no matter what, to make sure everyone can make it including people from outside of London.