Improv Drop-In: Thursday 6 December 2018

This week’s drop-in: Nailed It

Brought to you by Nick.

This week we’re going to play a couple of classic improv short-form games like Whose Line, Genre Rollercoaster, Standing Sitting Leaning and Should Have Said. We’re only gonna play a few because we’re playing them to understand what makes them tick, and how to get the best and most fun scenes out of them.

Thursday 6 December 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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GORILLA BURGER: CHRISTMAS AWARDS SPECIAL | THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2018

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 29 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: Playing Together Nicely

Brought to you by Benedetta.

Group scenes occur in all forms of improv, during drop-ins, shows and many formats, from the Harold to montages, but they can feel a little hit and miss sometimes. It an be hard to tell what makes the difference between a group scene which is pure theatre magic and an utter shambles!

This week we will work on the principles of Listen more, talk less90% Yes, 10% And, Give and Take and Peripheral Vision.  We’ll figure out who should have focus, and generously give it to them. We’ll practice initiating scenes verbally and non-verbally, and on responding intentionally in two different ways: Add On or All At Once. Together we’ll also explore techniques such as mirroring and creating tableaux to paint interesting and engaging stage pictures.

Thursday 29 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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SMASH NIGHT! | WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

 

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 22 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: I’ve Got the Power!

Brought to you by Emily.

Character Status: this week we’ll be exploring using status to inject some dynamics into our scenes, characters, and games! From playing low status snivelling cowards to high status kings and queens, there are a million and one ways to play with power dynamics in scenes.

In this drop-in, we’ll play about with our expectations of what makes someone high or low status, and explore the possibilities that holds!

Thursday 22 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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SMASH NIGHT! | WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

 

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 15 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: Hostage to Fortune

Brought to you by Richard.

The idea behind this week’s drop-in comes from a time when I was trying to do a walk on in The Vox Pops, and Ben stuck me in a chair and started cutting my hair… I just sat there panicked and people wet themselves (with laughter). There are lots of occasions in The Vox Pops where three people enter the stage by accident, rather than two. You can feel trapped and awkward being the third wheel.

But here’s the thing… In improv we’re supposed to support each another. We needn’t be afraid of being the scene’s gooseberry. So we’re going to focus on repeating small emotions with subtle variations to become comfortable on stage together, and then build that into scenes. Eventually, we’ll introduce being the third wheel and milk it for all its worth.

Thursday 15 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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Improv Drop-In: Thursday 1 November 2018

This week’s drop-in: Practical Telepathy

Brought to you by Lee.

The best film, TV, and improv scenes are filled with subtlety and nuance. Unfortunately as improvisers we don’t have the luxury of reading the script beforehand to know what the other performer is communicating! This week we’ll be working on subtlety in improv, why we want to do it, why it’s often a bad idea, and through a series of exercises how we can use subtlety to add an extra dimension to our scenes.

Thursday 1 November 2018
7.30 – 9.30pm | £5 / 3 concessions
The Malt Cross (downstairs in the workshop) | 16 St James’s St | Nottingham | NG1 6FG

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