Online Taster Session: Being a Difficult Woman – be unapologetic


19:30 – 21:00 GMT

Do you catch yourself apologising all the time?

Are you scared to speak up in meetings, rehearsals or social situations?

Are you scared of being called, or have you ever been called a ‘Difficult Woman?’

In this taster class, we’ll use discussion, games, improv activities & reflection to explore what it means to be unapologetic. We’ll practice interrupting unnecessary apologies for ourselves & others and practice not apologising for ourselves physically & vocally. 

As Maja Jovanic speaks about in this TED talk, the default state of apologising for ourselves can erode self-esteem & confidence. Let’s stop saying sorry unnecessarily and save apologies for when they really matter.

Instructor info: 

Imogen Palmer is the Theatre School Manager and the Artistic Director The Delight Collective, creator of IMOGENÉ, The Bish Bosh Bash and International Women’s Day special ‘If These Walls Could Talk’. She began teaching improvisation whilst training full-time at the award-winning Howard Fine Acting Studio in Melbourne and performing with Impro Melbourne. She regularly tops up her training with improvisation and clown masters including Patti Stiles (Loose Moose Theatre), Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinsky), Jill Bernard (HUGE Theatre), the Showstoppers and Jason Shotts (IO Chicago).

Class details: 

Places are capped at 12. This event is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space which centres the experience of women.

This event is part of The Bristol Improv Theatre’s International Women’s Day activities, with support from Women’s Voice. 

View all of Bristol Improv Theatre’s International Women’s Day programme

IWD SEASON PASS- you can book all three ‘Being A Difficult Woman’ workshops in our International Women’s Day programme for £45! This includes:

  • Being a Difficult Woman: Be Unapologetic
  • Being a Difficult Woman: Exploring Anger Through Voice with Aisha Ali
  • Being a Difficult Woman: Defining Your Difficult & Challenging Labels

To book all three workshops at the reduced price, please select the ‘IWD Season Pass’ option in the booking selection above.(Please note that when booking a season pass, your confirmation email will only contain one zoom link- the additional links will be sent to you closer to the event)

No improv experience is needed but please note that we will be using improvised role play scenarios as part of the learning. 

The BIT is committed to making our classes as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch at to let us know about any accommodations we can make to give you the best possible experience during the class

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Your Zoom link can be found in your confirmation email.