Performing Improv Level 2: Making a Show

26th April – 7th June

Tuesdays | 19:00 – 21:30

This course is part of our Level 2 Performing programme, which also includes ‘Exploring Narrative’ and ‘Approaches to Scenework’. Completion of the full carousel of Level 1 is recommended prior to taking this course. At this level, we combine skills development with personalised feedback and coaching for performing improvised theatre & comedy. 

In this course, participants are given the opportunity to shape and perform their own improv show, with the guidance of an experienced director.

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand some improv show formats and develop their own
  • Understand how clarifying group expectations and an artistic vision can aid the development of a show
  • Develop tools for self-reflection, and the ability to give and receive notes as a director 
  • Have clear next steps for finding local performance opportunities

Who is this course for? 

  • Anyone who has completed the Performing L1 Carousel of courses and wants to continue their journey with the Bristol Improv Theatre School
  • Anyone who has 1-2 years experience of improvisation and wants to learn how to make a show
  • Anyone who has started learning improv elsewhere and wants to join the Bristol Improv Theatre School to take their improv to the next level.

Class Details

This is a 7-week course, capped at 12 participants, plus up to 2 instructors (14 in total). It will take place in the bar space of the Bristol Improv Theatre.

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About the Instructor

Stephen Clements has been improvising for ten years and teaching for five. He is a founder and trustee of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Stephen is a founding member of Degrees of Error Theatre Company and helped to create their flagship show Murder, She Didn’t Write. He also performs regularly with Tally Ho productions in Steves & Wooster and Holy Unauthorised Improvised Parody, Batman! and is Games Master for the Bristol Improv Theatre’s cult hit Tales of Adventure. Stephen holds a PGCE in mathematics