Improv Jam – Thursday 4 February 2016

This week’s jam: “Oh God – what am I going to say next?”

Right NowThis week’s improv jam is brought to you by: Lloydie

“Oh God – what am I going to say next?”
This week we are going to attempt to banish that thought from your improv mind forever. The next thing you do relies on what is happening right now. Focus on reacting to what’s happening now and you will get to play more, play better and have more fun. What’s not to like?
This week we are going to do a number of warm-ups and exercises that focus on using the last thing said to move our scenes forward.  We will then use this way of playing to do a whole bunch of scenes – each new one inspired in some way by the last. The answer is in what has just happened, not in what you’re trying to invent. Don’t believe me? Try it out this Thursday and see for yourself.

Thursday 4 February 2016

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

Improv Jam – Thursday 28 January 2016

This week’s jam: It Takes Two

This week’s improv jam is brought to you by: NeilIt Takes Two

Character building is important during scenes. This begins by naming your scene partner. When you do this you give your scene partner inspiration as to what to do during the scene. After all, Jane would do something completely different to what Dorothy would do.

We will begin the night with some exercises that practice “Yes and…” as well as naming each other and establishing what people are doing early on in their scenes. The sooner names are established – not only do the performers have an easier time developing their characters – you will find the audience will know more about what is going on as well.

Hopefully this will develop techniques you can call on in future scenes where you will be able to begin character creation as quickly as possible.

Thursday 26 January 2016

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