In this 8 week course (plus a show!), we’ll learn various formats and skills to join scenes together into a larger piece, using Improvable’s trademark light and cheerful approach. Experienced longformers will know that sometimes the extra rules and structures needed to make a successful longform piece can leave you feeling a bit ‘in your head’. We’ll let you in on how we keep the joy alive, and follow the fun without worrying too much about doing improv perfectly- if it’s fun, you’re doing something right! Lots of practice on skills like pulling material, scene painting, tags and other edits will leave you in great shape for jams, teams, and more shows and formats.
This class is aimed at improvisers who have already taken a course or two, either with us or elsewhere. Longform experience isn’t needed, but you should be comfortable playing scenes. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and most levels of physical fitness and ability can easily be accommodated. You’ll also need good basic English skills, but please don’t be worried if it’s your second language.
8 Tuesdays from 7-930, starting September 19. There will be a show on Tuesday November 14 at the Nursery Theatre, Broadgate. Classes are held at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, Weston Street SE1 3QD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Improvable are pleased to announce a new diversity scholarship program, designed to make sure everybody who wants to play has a chance to. There are no set criteria for who can apply; if you want to come to a class but would struggle to pay for it, you are welcome to fill out an application form. We will do our very best to find a place or some help for all who need, and you are in no way obliged to disclose any sensitive personal information in your application. More information can be found here
About your teacher:
Artistic director of Improvable Stephen Davidson has been improvising for 7 years and is a huge improv geek. He currently also directs QI: Queer Improv, and plays with The Verbs, house team of the Nursery theatre, in interdisciplinary group Zootropic, and in twoprovs The Eh Team with Kit Harmon and The Happiest People in the World with Erick Castellan. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable, The Nursery, and Hoopla and loves to share the joy of it. He has studied improv through i/o Chicago, The Nursery, The Free Association, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, Imprology, and with many visiting artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Tim Sozko, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and Lydia Hensler.
Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. He prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected.