A brand new course with Chris Mead.
At Hoopla we want to inspire the next generation of improvisers with new show formats and new improv to create the future of improv, and this is a brand new course from Chris Mead!
The History Play takes place on the same bit of land over the ages. We see generations of people come and go throughout history, with scenes inspired by the emotional memory of the landscape.
Stories will cross generations as the emotions of previous affairs, murders, festivals, wars, celebrations, ceremonies, and gatherings will infuse the land and inspire the actors.
The influence of history will also inspire you to try new genres in your improvisation and take on new characters and stories.
We’ll be exploring this format using improvisation based in emotions and relationships, gradually building up to doing a full show together as a team.
dates, times, location
Dates: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from Wednesday 1st April 2020, plus show on Wednesday 27th May 2020.
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.
Price: £240. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £100 followed by the remaining £140 once the course starts.
Teacher: Chris Mead.
Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.
Tube: Liverpool Street or Moorgate.
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list.
Covid-19 Safety & Flexibility
We have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes and shows are covid-secure, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful!
We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.
teacher Chris Mead
Chris has studied improv internationally at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago and The Hideout in Austin, Texas, as well as almost every improv school in London.
He studied theatre at Royal Holloway College and University of London.
He has performed at various improv festivals internationally including Austin Texas, Norway, Barcelona and Dublin.
Chris improvises with the award winning Maydays, sci-fi group Project2 and has recently co-founded Sonder, a company dedicated to improv as a theatrical art form.
He 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).
We have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes are covid-secure, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced improv is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.
For additional FAQs please see list below:
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous long-form improv experience who want to stretch themselves and try out new formats.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done our Level 4 Improv Course or a similar amount of improv or acting somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people 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 if I can't make every session?
Please don’t book the course if you’re likely to miss more than two sessions.
What’s the class size?
The group size is going to be limited to 14 people - small enough that you get lots and lots of practice and stage time, but big enough that there’s still a lively atmosphere in the workshop. It’ll be fun as we get to know each other and build a team together.
Is there a show at the end?
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay half at time of booking and pay the other half when the course starts. We email you a payment link for the 2nd payment.