Introduction to Genre Improvisation with Caitlin Campbell (Online Taster Session)

Wednesday 26th May

Improvised theatre in the UK has a great tradition of adapting genres for the stage, and every great genre improv show is a love letter to the work that inspires it. 

In this 2 hour taster session we’ll look at the history of genre improvisation in the UK and explore some of the foundational elements that go into creating an improvised genre show, including format, character and tropes. 

Sharing tools and practises gathered from a career in creating and performing improvised genre and narrative shows, this class is perfect for any students who are curious about the world of genre improv, or interested in creating their own genre improv shows.

About the Instructor

Caitlin Campbell has been improvising since 2011: after discovering improv at university she went on to join Degrees of Error and co-devised their flagship show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. She performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the Bristol Improv Theatre’s Artistic Director, where she also writes courses for the Theatre School and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.

Class Details

Places are capped at 16. Each class is followed by an optional social chat.

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Image Credit: Lee Pullen