Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 10th July 8pm - 10pm

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The Kitchen Rules Longform Drop-In is a weekly drop-in for improvisers who are interested in American-style longform comedic improvisation.

Workshops feature a heavy emphasis on scenework fundamentals and establishing truthful, grounded characters with fun comedic patterns.

Our drop-ins are currently focusing on the “who” in the scene. In this workshop we will look at how to take characters we have introduced and place them in different places in the world to play their character game.

When characters have a central game the backline can often immediately imagine several places we would want to place that character in 2nd beats. Keeping these games simple, clear and unambiguous is the key to enabling recurring characters within a longform show.

We will focus on tags that play these character games, heighten the absurdity and follow the fun behind these characters.

These sessions are OPEN TO ALL, but prior scenework experience and some knowledge of non-narrative longform is recommended.


Steve Hartill has been involved in the improv scene in Bristol since 2010. He regularly performs with Degrees of Error in “Murder, She Didn’t Write” and works at the BIT in a fundraising & outreach capacity. Other shows and teams include: Closer Each Day Company, The Inheritance, Steves & Wooster, The Impressionistic Horror, Hot Take, and The Wentworths.

He coaches several Bristol based teams regularly and has learned from improvisers all over the world, including Parallelogramophonograph from Austin, Billy Merritt, Lydia Hensler, Jonathan Pitts, Mark Beltzman, Philip Markle and more.