Performing Improv: Creating Characters (7 Week Course)

Tue 5th Mar - Tue 16th Apr 7pm - 10pm The BIT

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About This Course

This is part of our Performing Improv programme, which focuses on the skills to perform improv on stage.

In this course, we’ll be ‘Creating Characters‘.

Our focus will be on developing techniques to create rich and compelling personas – from comedic to dramatic and from naturalistic to extraordinary!

We’ll delve deep into the characters – how do they feel? How do they think? Then we’ll see how this can be used to supercharge your improvised scenes and stories!

At the end of the course there will be a showcase event to apply the skills you have learnt.

This course takes place on Tuesday evenings. For other course times and locations please see our main Performing Improv page.


Caitlin Campbell has been improvising since 2011: after discovering improv at university she went on to join Degrees of Error and co-devised their flagship show ‘Murder, She Didn’t Write’. She performs with The Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. Caitlin is the BIT's Artistic Director: she also writes courses for the BIT Theatre school and occasionally pulls pints behind the bar.

Stephen Clements has been improvising for ten years and teaching for five. He is a founder, trustee and Commercial Director of the Bristol Improv Theatre. Stephen is a founding member of Degrees of Error Theatre Company and directs their flagship show Murder, She Didn't Write. He also performs regularly in improvised Lovecrafitan horror show Shadows Over Improv and is Games Master for the BIT's cult hit Tales of Adventure. Stephen holds a PGCE in mathematics.