• genres with Katy Schutte

Genres improv course

Break out of the style of 'normal' and into the exciting world of genres!

Over this 6 week course you’ll be exploring a variety of different genres including Science Fiction, Westerns, Fantasy Adventure, Horror, Detective Drama and more.

Each week you’ll be breaking apart a genre and finding out what makes the story, the character archetypes, the tropes, and how to put it all together to improvise in that genre with characters with depth and captivating stories we care about.

You’ll also have the chance to pick your favourite movie, book or quirky genre and work on that.

Your teacher Katy Schutte is an expert in improv and especially in genres. She has trained in improv at Second City Chicago, iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre, UCB, The Magnet Theatre and more.

She is co-artistic director of award winning improv group The Maydays, as well as performing in science fiction improv show Project2.

Katy has successfully performed various improvised genres throughout her career inclduing her Ghostbusters themed musical “Who Ya Gonna Call?” which received rave reviews at 2013 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe and left standing room only.

In 2014 she created Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show and made her first solo theatre show I Have an Idea for a Film. Katy has recently been performing in Knightmare Live, Tim Burton themed improv show Happily Never After and her award-nominated stand-up and storytelling show Schutte the Unromantic.

Recently she performed a successful run of her science fiction themed improv show Project2 at The Rosemary Branch Theatre, and is currently performing her semi-immersive folk horror play entitled Let’s Summon Demons, featuring real witch craft!

Katy is now applying years of experience of improvising genres and applying them to this brand new course.

Genres are an exciting way to stretch yourself as an improviser and explore stories, characters and emotions you wouldn’t usually get to do on stage.

This course is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list for future dates.

dates, time, location

Date: Every Wednesday for 6 weeks from Wednesday 13th November 2019. SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.

Teacher: Katy Schutte.

Price: £175. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £75 followed by the remaining £100 once the course starts.

Venue: The Nursery Studios, 18th and 19th floor, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3DP.

Tube: Warren Street, Euston Square or Euston.

 

Only suitable for people with previous long-form improv experience. If you haven’t got previous long-form experience it’s best to do our level 3 and level 4 improv course first.

This course is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list for future dates.

teacher Katy Schutte

Katy trained in improv at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB, The Magnet Theatre and more.

She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award.

She is co-artistic director of award winning improv group The Maydays. In 2014 Katy created Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show and also performs in The Mayday’s Tim Burton inspired show Happily Never After.

She performs and co-directs the sci-fi improv group Project2, including a recent successful run at The Rosemary Branch Theatre.

She also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their Ghostbusters themed musical “Who Ya Gonna Call?” which received rave reviews. She also made her first solo theatre show I Have an Idea for a Film at the Edinburgh Fringe.

She is half of the two woman long form show Katy and Rach, and plays in the Destination podcast and live shows.

She coaches long form teams and leads workshops in England, Europe and the States. Katy was one of the first people to teach the rest of the Hoopla team, and inspired us to create various shows.

She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and notably guested in the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro and Messing with a Friend.

Katy has recently been performing in Knightmare Live and her award-nominated stand-up and storytelling show Schutte the Unromantic.

She is currently performing her semi-immersive folk horror play entitled Let’s Summon Demons, featuring real witch craft!

topics

We’ll be covering a variety of genres, topics and themes over the course, and also responding to the needs of the group.

  • Science Fiction.
  • Fantasy Adventure.
  • Westerns.
  • Horror.
  • Detective Dramas.
  • Historical Period Pieces.
  • Story Structures.
  • Character Archetypes.
  • Tropes.
  • Exploring your own favourite movies and books.
  • Time travel.
  • Characters with depth in the context of genres.
  • Inventing new genres.
  • Putting it all together to make an awesome show!
  • Revisiting improv scene basics.
  • Who/What/Where.
  • Introducing vocabulary of The Harold.
  • Structure of The Harold.
  • Physical openings.

You don’t need to have any knowledge of genres before starting the course!

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