Film Noir with Stephen Davidson (Improv Elective)

Saturday 27th March

15:00 – 17:30 GMT

Sultry and cool, Film Noir is an opportunity to embody character archetypes like no others.

We’ll dig into surly detectives, femmes/hommes/personnes fatale, hench-people and more, learning what makes them tick. Step into a world of drama, tension, sex and intrigue, where the struggle between good and evil is real and personal. Challenge yourself to fight and flirt, and possibly to try an accent or two!

 It’s recommended that participants have at least a year of improv experience and are comfortable with scene work.

About the Instructor

Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of The Improvised Play,  Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen is the author of two books about improv, Play Like an Ally and Improvising Gender. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable, with the Free London Improv Project, and  Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world.

Stephen loves improv and one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. When coaching and directing improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best. Stephen likes his improv like he likes his partners; silly, clever, and emotionally connected. Stephen has studied improv through i/o Chicago, The Nursery, Annoyance, UCB, Hoopla, The Maydays, Music Box, Showstoppers, Imprology, and with many visiting artists including Dave Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Kaci Beeler, Heather Anne Campbell, Deanna Fleysher, and many more.

Class Details

Places are capped at 12. Each class is followed by an optional social chat.

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

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