Improv Drop-In: Thursday 19 October 2017

This week’s drop-in: Don’t Speak

Brought to you by Parky.

Boffins say that communication has very little to do with what we actually say. Research shows that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice we use, and only 7% is the actual words spoken.

If 93% of what we communicate doesn’t involve words, why not focus an entire drop-in session on that aspect? So, on Thursday, we’ll do a range of challenging exercises which won’t involve any speaking whatsoever. We’ll also do some scenes where you may need to use your voice, but not in the traditional ways.

Come and try your hand at a load of brand new exercises that you may well not have seen before. Bring your focus, your attention (but not your voice).

Thursday 19 October 2017
7.30 – 9.30pm
The Malt Cross
We’re under the main bar – the doorway is inside, just to the left of the actual bar
16 St James’s St
Nottingham
NG1 6FG
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£5 / 3 concessions

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SMASH NIGHT: IMPROVISED COMEDY THEATRE

Wednesday 25 October @ The Angel, 7.30pm. Tickets on the door

Youth Drama and Improv Workshops – August 2017

We have a fantastic opportunity for young people ages 15-18 this summer – for the first time we’re running a series of workshops to introduce you to the sheer delights and fun of improvised comedy!

If you’ve ever wondered how to spin stories and comedy like the teams on Whose Line Is It Anyway?Murder In Successville and Outnumbered, this is a great place to start! In a positive and relaxed two hour session, you’ll play a series of games in a group to get to grips with the basics of improv.

Youth Drama and Improv Workshops (for ages 15 – 18)
Dates: 14th August, 21st August, 28th August
Time: 1pm – 3pm on all dates
Venue: The Milk Lounge, Beeston, NG9 1FQ
Price: £3 for one session

How To Book

Email: sophie@julianowen.co.uk
Mobile: 07973843476

Improv Drop-In: Thursday 6 April 2017

This week’s drop-in: Knowing Me, Knowing You (Aha!)

Brought to you by Parky.

How many scenes have you witnessed where more than half of it deals with the two people actually meeting for the first time? Saying ‘hello’, finding out what people’s names are, and how they are doing is rarely the most important bit of a scene. What we really want to get to is the juicy bit – what these people are up to, where they are, and how they know each other.

So, we’re going to repeat one of the most productive sessions we do. Every scene will start half way through, meaning that you’re already part of the way through a conversation, and past all the ‘hello, how are you?’ stage.

What does this do? It means we get to the action faster. It means that you start your scene with the assumption that you know information and details about your scene partner. There’s at least a three minute back-story, (and often a lot more).

An evening of watching the middle, interesting bit of scenes. Lovely.

Thursday 6 April 2017
7.30 – 9.30pm
The Malt Cross
We’re under the main bar – the doorway is inside, just to the left of the actual bar
16 St James’s St
Nottingham
NG1 6FG
Find it!
£5 / 3 concessions

No Jam Until the New Year!

Merry Christmas one and all! We are all closed up for the festive season, so there is no jam tonight (22nd December) or 29th December. We return, to smash 2017 together on Thursday 5th January. See you all there, and try not to get too fucked up in the meantime.

New Year things to look forwards to:

Thursday 5th January – first Improv Jam of 2017 @ The Malt Cross

Saturday 7th January – RAH & Friends’ Improvised New Year! @ The Actors Studio

Thursday 12th January 2017 – Gorilla Burger – Improv Comedy Carnage @ The Malt Cross

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Merry Christmas from Jakub Rozalski – https://www.artstation.com/artwork/25QYe

Improv Jam – Thursday 30 June 2016

This week’s jam: Screw, Marry, Kill

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

This week’s jam will look at three overarching ways of playing with our scene partners. Whilst no one will get killed, get married or die (although we are insured) we will look at the behaviours behind these states of being and play with them like heck.

Kill kill kill (obviously)
Kill kill kill (obviously)

All of this will be done in a respectful supportive environment. We’re here to play (please read the MissImp Groundrules if you’re not familiar with them – or can’t remember them).

Get ready to play some seriously silly scenes!

Thursday 30 June 2016

7.30 – 9.30pm
The Malt Cross
16 St James’s St
Nottingham
NG1 6FG
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£5 / 3 concessions