• improvised science fiction

improvised science fiction with Katy Schutte

A brand new course to Hoopla to boldy go where no improv company has been before!

At Hoopla we do the classic improv formats like The Harold, Deconstruction, Improvised Musical and Narrative, but we also aim to boldly go where no improv company has been before with brave new formats like this Improvised Science Fiction Course with Katy Schutte.

Katy trained with Second City and iO Chicago before going on to set up Project2, an improvised science fiction show that regularly performs at Hoopla and at festivals across the world.

She is now putting her years of knowledge of improvising sci-fi into this new 8 week course.

You’ll be learning how to travel through space and time with aliens, robots, replicants and Xenomorphs to create whole new universes and fantastic new sci-fi tales.

Inspired by Blade Runner, Alien, Aliens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stranger Things, Back to the Future and ALL zombie movies!

This course is only for people with previous long-form improv experience. If you haven’t got long-form improv experience please start at one of our earlier levels.

dates, time, location

Dates: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 10th September 2019, with show on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £230. Either payable all at once or £100 at time of booking and £130 when the course starts.

Teacher: Katy Schutte, with guest teacher on one week.

Workshop Location: The Nursery Training Centre, 6th Floor, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD.

Tube: London Bridge.

This course is only for people with previous long-form improv experience. If you haven’t got long-form improv experience please start at one of our earlier levels.

Katy Schutte

Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more.

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

Katy has performed with the Maydays for 11 years. In 2014 Katy created Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show, which returned to Edinburgh in 2015.

She performs in sci-fi improv group Project2, and produces and performs in Geekeasy the comedy night for nerds.

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 is also a sketch comedian, actress and theatre-maker.

Katy is currently working on Knightmare Live and being a nerd consultant for a new Gonzo Moose show.

topics

Katy will be teaching a variety of topics over the course including:

  • Time travel.
  • Warp drives.
  • Space travel.
  • Creating alien characters.
  • Playing a robot.
  • Building entire new worlds and universes.
  • Creating a future dystopia, and living in it.
  • People quietly going mad in space.
  • Improvising in various sci-fi styles including Blade Runner, Alien, Aliens, Stranger Things, Back to the Future and ALL zombie movies.
  • Creating an awesome show of epic sci-fi adventure.

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