Kitchen Rules Longform Drop In

Tuesday 26th June 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. This workshop will cover playing characters from specific genres and in particular how that affects the world.

Playing characters from fiction can be delightful for players and audiences alike; everyone enjoys playing a cop on their last day before retirement. This joy however can evaporate if we only play surface-level genre parody, therefore we need to play these characters are fully fleshed out human beings.

We will explore the real world of these characters, explore more deeply the fun truths behind these people and find ways to play genre as a base reality.

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.