12 week course with multiple shows
the improviser’s way course
A 12 week course with two main shows PLUS multiple other mini-shows throughout the course, and ongoing support and mentoring throughout.
Our ULTIMATE improv course! This is beyond a course, this is to support your entire improv career!
Based on Katy Schutte’s new book The Improviser’s Way: A Longform workbook. A copy of the book is included as part of the course!
A course and workbook for longform improvisers at any level. Follow the twelve-week programme on your own or with your team. Become a better improviser and a better person!
Develop a work ethic for your craft and find ways to cope with bad gigs, jealousy, fear of missing out and your inner critic. Katy Schutte’s course and book is full of exercises, essays, techniques and advice for learning faster and becoming (more) amazing at improvisation.
We’ll be exploring a variety of different styles. We don’t believe in one philosophy of improv; each one is valuable and you can pick and choose from what you learn to discover your improv superpowers and continue to have the best time on stage (or wherever you improvise).
Katy will be providing more side coaching in scenes and personal development than normal. You’ll also be completing exercises in the book between each workshop, so you can grow creatively as an improviser and go deeper than any other improv course.
Each workshop also has a bonus half an hour at the end to discuss recent shows, discuss upcoming gig opportunities, and for Katy to provide mentoring and general improv and acting career help.
The course is also longer than our usual 8 week courses so you have a chance to perform multiple times and learn and grow as an improviser.
The course will go beyond improv and also help you grow creatively as a person.
People on this course will be given priority at performing at our theatre, so it will be possible to perform mini-shows each week and constantly evolve as an improviser by learning in a live performance environment.
If you are serious about becoming the best improviser you can be, this is the course for you! It’s like a drama school, for improv.
dates, time, location
This course is now fully booked. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list for future dates.
Time: 7pm – 10pm (half an hour longer than our usual workshops).
Price: £300. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £150 followed by the remaining £150 once the course starts.
Teacher: Katy Schutte.
Workshop Location: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.
Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.
Also includes a copy of Katy Schutte’s book The Improviser’s Way.
Most fun EVER at @hooplaimpro showcase tonight! On the bus home 6 hours later drunk on congratulatory drinks from other people! #Nocalories
Thank you for an awesome session this eve. Haven't laughed this much on a Monday eve for years 🙂
Just wanted to say how much I loved this course, it really got me passionate about improv again, trying out a completely new style. I really loved it and my friends said that the show was amazing!
teacher Katy Schutte
Katy Schutte is an improviser, writer, comedian, actor and director.
She trained in Drama at the University of Hull before finding her true passion at iO Chicago, Second City Chicago and with teachers from The Annoyance Theatre, UCB and other world-class improv training schools.
Katy has been a member of award-winning improv company The Maydays since their founding year in 2004. She performed in a twoprov with Rachel Blackman for over a decade and performs in science-fiction show Project2.
Katy is a Funny Women Finalist and has written and starred in several acclaimed live comedy shows including Schutte the Unromantic and Who Ya Gonna Call? (the Ghostbusters fan-tribute musical).
You can often catch her in TV commercials and nerdy comedy shows. Katy lives in London and teaches and performs all over the world.
What is the structure of each workshop?
Katy will be catching up with you as individuals, finding out about shows you have performed in recently and helping you with where you are at as an improviser. We’ll then be running fun warm ups and then exploring a different theme each week and developing different shows. The bonus half an hour at the end is to provide mentoring and extra help.
What is the structure of the course?
You’ll be following the 12 week course as laid out in the 12 chapters of Katy’s new book The Improviser’s Way. The book is included as part of the course. You’ll be forming as team and growing and exploring new themes and who you really are as an improviser. You’ll be performing multiple time
How many shows are there?
Two main shows plus multiple mini-shows throughout the course.
When are the mini-shows?
These are arranged week by week in the workshop for the weeks ahead. We are giving this course priority over our improv theatre bookings so can provide people on the course with all the show space and development they need.
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous long-form improv course who want to become the best improviser they can be.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
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’s the class size?
The group size is going to be limited to 16 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.
Where are the shows?
The shows takes place at our improv comedy club, at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.
Do I have to perform in the show at the end?
No. The show is optional, and you’ll still get loads out of the course without doing the show.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay the £150 first instalment (non-refundable) and pay the remaining £150 once the course starts.