Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 22nd May 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 focusing on Group Work and this workshop will use presentational performance to use the entire group.

Removing the 4th wall (in some sense) damages the other walls. If the 4th wall is a movie screen, how does that affect the backline?

If a performer talks directly to the audience as themselves…are the backline now themselves?

Backline performers can become part of a larger conceptual scene and have to find ways to support it.

We will cover how to identify these types of scenes, how to support the initiation and quickly fill out a reality which is not confined to the stage floor.

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


Steve Hartill is a teacher and fundraiser at the Bristol Improv Theatre and a former president of the University of Bristol Improv Society.

An experienced actor and stage coach, Steve performs with theatre company Degrees of Error, whose improvised murder-mystery play, Murder, She Didn’t Write recently celebrated its forth consecutive sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was featured on BBC Radio 2.