• summer scenes intensive

summer scenes intensive with Maria Peters

Scenes, scenes and more scenes, with more feedback than normal to give you what your improv needs.

You’ll be improvising scene after scene, receiving some helpful feedback and exercises, and then doing more scenes, scenes and scenes so you can rapidly improve your scenework over the weekend.

We’ll start with some fun and friendly warm ups to build a team for the weekend, and then go into themes like deep listening, establishing a location and relationship quickly and easily, establishing what the scene is about, escalating fun things in the scene, building relationships and emotional connection in a scene, and making scenes longer before reincorporating things to find an ending.

Maria will be providing more feedback than is normal for a Hoopla workshop. At the start she’ll be finding out what you want from the weekend and then personally give you feedback and exercises over the weekend to give you what you need for your improv.

Two day intensive aiming to make you awesome at improvising scenes.

This workshop is for people who have completed at least our Level 1 and Level 2 courses, or a similar amount elsewhere. Please don’t sign up to this workshop if you are totally new to improv.

dates, time, location

Dates (2 day workshop): Saturday 3rd August AND Sunday 4th August 2019. SOLD OUT

Times: 11am – 4pm each day.

Price: £100.

Teacher: Maria Peters.

Location (Saturday 3rd August): The Nursery Training Centre, 6th Floor, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD.

Location (Sunday 4th August): Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 2 Finsbury Avenue, Off Whitecross Place, London, EC2M 2PP.

This workshop is now sold out. New dates announced soon!

Please contact us to be added to the waiting list and to find out about future dates.

Maria Peters

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

Her solo show, The Science of Cringe, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and played to sell-out audiences. She has also written for BBC Radio Comedy and is a regular on the improvised podcast Destination.

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, New York’s 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!