game of the scene
game of the scene
Improvise hilarious scenes that look like beautifully crafted comedy sketches.
In Hoopla’s Game of the Scene course you will learn how to create hilarious improvised scenes that look like beautifully crafted comedy 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.
Topics we’ll explore include Who What Where, Unusual Thing, Exploring, Heightening, Justification and Ending Scenes.
The course will add an invaluable tool to your improv arsenal that will allow you to get even more fun from your scenes and shows!
next available dates
Dates: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 8th November 2022. BOOK
Time: 7pm – 9pm.
Teacher: Liam Brennan.
Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF.
Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.
There’s more about Game of the Scene on our blog!
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 and the 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 3 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 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 16, average of 12-14.
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.