Improv thrives on a balance of order and chaos. We need a little order to know what the scene is about, who is in it and where it is going. But then what do we want? Often the joyous chaos of an improviser just saying and doing whatever they feel*. And this is where the trickster thrives. Both a dupe and con artist, an idiot and a sage, the trickster says and does what should not be said and done. They break the fourth wall, invert the exercise and undo everyone else’s careful work. And they are so much fun to watch.
Inspired by the Shakespearean fool, classic cartoons and the idea that everything new comes from ignoring something old, this course takes place the day before the festival of the Lord of Misrule and asks you to come dance with him in the moonlight. Unleash a simple and vivid way of playing.
Our one-day weekend classes go deep into specific areas of improvisation. Aimed at improvisers with a few years of regular experience, the skills we work on will feed into your regular improvisation and help you to expand the range and flexibility of your play. These classes are normally taught by Heather and Jules together.