Improvised Narrative Scenework Intensive with Imogen Palmer

Sat 11th Aug - Sun 12th Aug 10am - 5pm The BIT

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Please note: this course runs from 10am – 5pm both days, with a showcase for invited friends and family from 6pm on Sunday night.

How do we learn to tell a satisfying shared story on stage through the medium of an improvised narrative show?

How can an ensemble learn to work together to support the story arc and create the best story possible?

How do we avoid the ‘boring bits’ of an hour-long format and train ensemble awareness of the shape of the show?

This intensive will use Keith Johnstone inspired exercises and techniques to hone participants’ ability to sustain an exciting hour-long narrative show, as well as explore a number of tools to inspire and shake up participants’ scene work skills.

Suitable for those looking to develop their storytelling, improvised narrative and scene work skills.

This course is open to performers at all levels, but some improv, acting or theatre experience is recommended.

To apply for one of the limited places, please send an expression of interest with a short answer to the question:

What interests you about taking this course, and why?

If you have any questions about the course, or the application procedure, please contact Imogen directly.

Interested, but tight of pocket? Some concession rates are available. Email Imogen directly with your application, your situation and your reason for needing a concessionary rate and we shall see what we can do.


Imogen Palmer has been training in and performing improvised theatre and comedy for over 7 years, including sell-out runs with the improvised murder mystery ‘Murder She Didn’t Write’ (Edinburgh Fringe 2013-14), Soothplayers- the improvised Shakespeare show (Melbourne Fringe 2015-16, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016), Impro Melbourne (company member 2015-16), The Big Hoo Haa (company member 2016) and Closer Each Day (company member 2017-18).

She started teaching actors improvisation whilst training as a member of the full-time ensemble of the Howard Fine Acting Studio (Melbourne) and has since taught at international festivals and for companies across the UK.

She is currently an instructor for the Bristol Improv Theatre and regularly tops up her training with classes from improv masters including Patti Stiles (Loose Moose Theatre, Impro Melbourne), Jason Shotts (IO Chicago), Pgraph (Hideout Theatre), Jill Bernard (HUGE Theatre) and Mark Beltzman (Second City).

She is the Artistic Director of The Delight Collective which has a number of projects on the go, including The Bish Bosh Bash! (a BIT mainstage improv short-form and narrative spectacular) and Friends Like These (grounded, authentic scene-work inspired by true stories of friendship from the audience).