Wednesday 24th March
19:30 – 21:00 GMT
Training a specialist skill can enliven our improv practice and give a wow-factor to performances. But it also goes hand in hand with the discomfort of returning to the state of a beginner, which can trigger anxiety and insecurity in even the most seasoned improviser.
In this 90 minute taster session, we’ll be embracing this discomfort to unlock new worlds of inspiration from theatrical techniques of solo delivery, focusing on narrating and soliloquizing. We’ll be unapologetically taking up space, learning to use direct address as a tool to illuminate narrative and character, as well as add variety to an improvised performance.
Built from exercises learned from a career in teaching, directing and performing in incredibly wordy improv shows this class will help new improvisers and experienced students alike to build resilience in the rehearsal room, nurturing an attitude of ambitious play in a supportive environment.
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.
Places are capped at 10. Each class is followed by an optional social chat.
The BIT is committed to making our classes as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch at email@example.com to let us know about any accommodations we can make to give you the best possible experience during the class
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