Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 28th 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 initiate other people's 2nd beats.

Nothing makes an ensemble look more professional than being on the same page about what made a scene funny, and initiating/playing other people's 2nd beats shows this skill at its best. This can be hard though, initiating an idea you were not in requires clear initiations, using verbal and physical callbacks, to link the ideas.

We will focus on how to initiate other people's 2nd beats and how to support the idea by playing the same idea in new and fun contexts.

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.