• emotional connection

emotional connection course

Get into trouble and fall in love!

The most important thing on an improv stage is your scene partner.

So logically as the only other real, living, breathing thing in the scene, your relationship to them is of the utmost importance. You can transform your improv by learning to forge an emotional connection with them.

Feel something, anything, about them – deeply, irrationally, completely and see how your scenes blossom in delightful and unfathomable ways.

This course will teach you performance grade techniques that you can use immediately to get out of your head and improvise from your heart. Whether you know your fellow improviser well or are playing with them for the first time, harness the life-changing power of caring about your scene partner.

A course inspired by the shows of TJ & Dave, Dummy and Dasiriski.

Improv that focuses on truthful emotional connection, relationships and interaction between human beings, leading to both hilarious and touching scenes.

Improv from the heart.

online version


Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 14th January 2021. SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9pm (UK time, GMT).

Price: £195.

Teacher: Chris Mead.

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

This course is designed for people with previous long-form improv experience and isn’t suitable for people new to improv.

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.

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.

Chris co-produces Geekeasy, one of the most popular regular nights at Hoopla’s Improv Theatre.

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

  • Emotional connection.
  • Playing the relationship of the scene.
  • Intimacy.
  • Authenticity.
  • Ensemble.
  • Playing the truth of the scene.
  • Making beautiful scenes.
  • Finding moments of play.
  • Bringing yourself to the stage.
  • Comedy coming from being truthful, honest and real.
  • Stage pictures and stage craft.
  • Great acting for improvisers.
  • Discovering rather than inventing.
  • Truth in comedy.