Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 21st August 8pm - 10pm

This event is now over. Check the What's On for upcoming events!

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 backline support in the scene. In this workshop we will look at how to use swipes to explore an idea.

Following an unusual character through the world can be satisfying but sometimes the world implied by a scene can be as much fun as the scene itself. Swiping to see these parts of the world can make the whole show feel "fuller" and better defined using analogous beats and connections between scenes.

We will focus on how to use swipes to explore the consequences of a scene, supporting the idea while exploring more deeply the world implied by it.

These sessions are OPEN TO ALL, but prior scenework experience is recommended.


Monty Sheikh is the Artistic Director of Kitchen Rules Theatre and teaches with both KRT and the Bristol Improv Theatre. She performs with The Inheritance, Scenes to an End, FINE ITALIAN MARBLE and The Delight Collective. She also performed in The Impressionistic Horror.

Before moving to Bristol, Monty founded Bath Improv, then went on to train in New Zealand with Bobbi Block. While in NZ, she also played with Playshop, in Wellington and was taught by Clare Kerrison. She has trained at UCBLA and Second City, with Drew DiFonzo Marks, Holly Laurent, Jamie Moyer, Billy Merritt and Brennan Lee Mulligan.