Improv Jam – Thursday 28 May 2015

This week’s jam: A Million Voices

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

We shall be doing two things at this weeks lovely improv session (it’s open to anyone and so if you’ve not been before or have no experience, do come along).

Firstly, we’ll be looking at the nature of inspiration. It’s easy to open a scene with a line containing the word given as your inspiration but it’s much more fun if you do something oblique or interesting with the word.

If someone suggests an apple, don’t eat an apple and say “What a lovely apple this is!” Take a split second to work out what the word ‘apple’ means to you and then do your scene in New York or be two engineers trying to develop a new algorithm for iTunes.

Secondly, we’ll be then doing a lot of scenes based on inspiration from one of the biggest TV shows of the year. I’ll randomly spin this year’s Eurovision Song Contest CDs and your inspiration will either be a nationality, a strange foreign name or a song title. For example, you may get Portugal’s Leonor Andrade with “Ha um mar que nos separa“. Rich pickings.

Marvellous.

Thursday 28th May 2015

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

Improv Jam – Thursday 21 May 2015

This week’s jam: Scenes, Scenes, Scenes

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

This week we are mostly going to run a lot of scenes. The scene is the basic unit of any improv show. Be it a shortform game or a longform structure, all improv comes down to scenes.

This Thursday Ben will show you new ways of approaching scene work with a lot of personalised feedback for each player to help you stretch their improv muscles and try new ways of having fun. We will drill the basics quickly before looking at getting out of your head and into the scene. We will also have scenes which could be cut off at any time so you have to get in there quick to get to grips with what’s going on.

Thursday will be fast paced – lots of playtime to get those all important improv reps that help you develop as a performer and will give you an even better hit rate with your scenes.

 

Thursday 21st May 2015

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