Improv Jam – Thursday 23 April 2015

This week’s jam: Improv 101,

This week’s jam is brought to you by: Ben

This week’s jam is going back to basics to refresh the key rules of Improv, from saying yes to raising the stakes of a scene and building a world to play in. These actions are all really important in getting any scene off the ground. Whether it’s your first or hundred and first time covering these basics it helps you improve every time.

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Think of this week as a tune up, your improv MOT and the focus on different basics will exercise different parts of your performance. Saying yes gathers the fuel for your scene; it gives the scene something to run on. The context of the scene, the environment and location, is the engine that lets it go and raising the stakes is like stamping on the accelerator. This evening we’re going for the land speed record.

Plenty of play time for everyone this week with a lot of group exercises and a lot of scenes as well. See you all on Thursday.

Thursday 23rd April 2015

7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St
Hockley
NG1 1LH
£3

Improv Jam – Thursday 16 April 2015

This week’s jam: Use The Force, Luke

This week’s jam is brought to you by: Lloydie

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Despite the title, the intent isn’t to do a bunch of Star Wars scenes (although do come to the Star Wars jam I’m planning for May 4th – no droids). This week’s jam is about letting the scene flow. Having an idea is great but you have to be prepared to let go of it if the scene requires it. We will focus on reacting in the moment and letting the scene develop.

“Its impossible to pay attention and exert your will at the same time” – TJ and Dave

Oh – and we will end up doing a whole bunch of montages. Maximum stage time – minimal crowbarring.

Thursday 16th April 2015

7.30pm – 9.30pm
The Corner
8 Stoney St
Hockley
NG1 1LH
£3