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character course

Online with Maria Peters from The Playground and Breaking & Entering.

Expand your character range and go beyond your default characters.

We all have certain characters that we go to in improv, from naturalistic to larger than life. We will be providing fun energetic exercises and helpful feedback to help you to get out of your comfort zone and find new ways of improvising characters and expand your character range.

We will be teaching a variety of great tools to help find characters in improv including Physicality, Inspiration from Animals, Voice, Tempo and more.

We’ll be putting this all together to improvise fun yet believable characters that have depth, as even the weirdest of weirdo characters have feelings too!

We’ll then be looking at how to hold your character with relationships in longer scenes as they are put into various situations with lots and lots of scene and character practice.

Most of all it’s going to be LOADS of fun with a fun and energetic teaching style.

This course is suitable for all levels except if you are totally new to improv it would be best to start with our beginners improv course first.

online dates:

Dates:

Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 25th January 2021. BOOK NOW

Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.

Teacher: Maria Peters.

Price: £160.

Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.

The above course is online:

1. Book your place 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 and enter password.

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.

maria peters

Maria performs in Breaking & Entering and co-produces The Playground, which along with Lauren Shearing she has grown to be one of London’s most popular improv nights.

Maria has performed at numerous international improv festivals including Estonia, The Netherlands, Philadelphia, Portugal & Dublin.

She has studied with Charna Halpern, the founder of iO Chicago and author of Truth in Comedy, who originally developed The Harold with Del Close.

She has also studied with Keith Johnstone, Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Second City in Chicago.

To top it all off Maria is a professional educator. Having spent over 10 years in learning, training & informal education, she understands the fundamentals of passing on knowledge in interactive & engaging ways.

Maria believes it’s paramount to put her students’ needs first and always creates a friendly, relaxed environment where the goal in every class is to learn new things while having a bloody good time!

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