Improv often aims for simplicity, a single idea to play. We are taught to dig a six foot hole, find the game, choose a thing and stick to it.
Whatever the vocabulary, there is a lot to be said for coherence, for making all the improv-parts create an improv-whole. But not all characters are like that. And people certainly aren’t.
In this day session, we will experiment with digging more than one hole. We will create different aspects of a single character, using apparently unconnected moods and emotions to build richness and complexity. Working with both longer scenes and multiple beats, we will experiment with how disparate, but connected elements can create complex and human improv without becoming a memory test. Less like writing a story and more like making a stew, we will add what the scene lacks, and see how things sometimes hang together just because they are together.
This one day course will include:
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.