solo improv with Jinni Lyons
solo improv course
A brand new 6 week course with Jinni Lyons on improvising solo!!!
Become confident with being on your own on stage, both as yourself and while playing multiple characters.
Jinni will be teaching LOADS about character. How to create them, how to move between them, and how to have them interact with each other with you playing the full cast yourself!
We’ll also be looking at spacework to create believable environments for your characters to inhabit, character monologues, editing from within, listening to yourself, keeping calm and most of all awesome solo character and scene work!
Only suitable for people with previous long-form improv experience. If you haven’t got previous long-form improv experience it’s best to do our long-form course first.
dates, time, location
Dates: Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 4th February 2019.
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.
Price: £165. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £80 followed by the remaining £85 once the course starts.
Teacher: Jinni Lyons.
Workshop Location: The Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR.
Tube: Liverpool Street.
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teacher Jinni Lyons
Jinni has performed and taught improv since 2009. After starting her training with Hoopla, she went on to learn from many brilliant improv minds, including those of Cariad Lloyd (Austentatious), Mike McShane (Whose Line is it Anyway?), Jason Chin (iO), and Parallelogramophonograph (affectionately known as Pgraph).
She created her solo improv show, Jinni Lyons is an Only Child, in 2013, which she has toured nationally and internationally, including a headlining slot at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, USA.
She also performs with Bumper Blyton, the Destination podcast and Actor’s Nightmare, and in the Liverpool and London Improvathons.
Other performance work includes directing The Restaurant, a Nursery Theatre Original; improvising in Italian for the UK team on the Match d’Improvizzazione Mondiali tour in Italy; judging the Alan Bates Bursary Award at The Actors Centre; immersive theatre with Secret Cinema; and creating site-specific immersive shows in a caravan.
We’ll be covering a variety of topics and themes over the course, and also responding to the needs of the group.
- Solo improv.
- Becoming confident with being on your own on stage, whether as yourself or as characters.
- Characterisation – SO much character work! How to create them, how to move between them, how to have them move around the stage, how to have them interact with each other.
- Characters with different physicality, emotions and points of view.
- Spacework – creating believable environments for your characters to inhabit, and where to look when the person you’re talking to isn’t there.
- Character Monologues.
- Editing from within – how to fine tune your internal body clock, how to edit scenes without a scene partner.
- Listening to yourself, keeping calm, and keeping it simple.
- Relationship with the audience.
The exact topics and themes will vary depending on the group and will be developed as the course goes on.
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous improv or acting experience who want to learn how to improvise solo and play multiple characters themselves.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done our Level 3: Long Form Improv Course or a similar amount of improv or acting somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people new to improv or acting.
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable.
What if I can’t make every week?
As we’re forming a team over the course it’s best not to miss more than one session over the course. Please don’t book the course if you’re likely to miss more than one session.
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 10 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.
Is there a show?
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay the first half at time of booking and the second half on the week the course starts.