Improvising Dangerous Characters with Lucy Fennell (Online Elective)

Tuesday 18th May
19:00 – 21:30 GMT

Enter a conscientiously held, open space where we will explore how to safely portray characters that usually feel dangerous to play. 

Whether the character’s world view is drastically different to our own, or we are challenging ourselves to step outside of the comfort zone of characters we are used to playing, we will use strategies for navigating emotional intimacy to create distance between ourselves and our theatrical invention, as well as learning how to step away from the work when the scene is done. 

  • Ease into your stretch zone playing characters that go against type or have a different world view.
  • Learn about strategies to sensitively navigate potentially volatile material whilst working within your own and your scene partner’s boundaries. 
  • Create thought provoking scenes that play to the top of your intelligence. 
  • Learn about closure and de-roling.
About the Instructor

Lucy is an improviser, intimacy director, theatre maker and the mischievous creator of The Dirty Picnic Club; a social experiment/ improv show. She is a founding member of Impromptu Shakespeare and as well as improvisation, Lucy has trained in Lecoq, clowning and bouffon, and in intimacy direction with ISS (intimacy for stage and screen). She is also a qualified teacher specialising in working with students with SEMH. 

Lucy is interested in cultivating authentic, candid improvised performance and is fascinated by the art form’s capacity to jolt and surprise both audience and improviser. She is committed to creating a nurturing, open space for participants to discover, learn and be inspired.

Class Details

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