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5 Day Advanced Improv Intensive with Katy Schutte

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The Bristol Improv Theatre
Bristol, BS8 1LP United Kingdom
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Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August 

10:00 – 17:00

Shake your improv up, make new friends, double-down on your skills and pick up some new ones.

This advanced improv intensive will help you rebuild your basic skills and connect with your new team, as well as pushing your work to a higher level. The emphasis will always be on joy, fun and playing safely.

You’ll find different ways into relationship, dialogue, staging, and object work. You’ll experiment with ensemble, super-agreement and found formats.

The intensive training will culminate with a showcase on the Friday evening where the group will have the opportunity to share their skills on stage at Bristol Improv Theatre. Katy will also be performing A Brand New Musical with Lloydie James Lloyd.

You’ll receive personal notes (if you want them) to continue your learning beyond the intensive week.

Katy will be bringing her dog Pooka to the class – Pooka won’t be improvising, but will be in the room.

About the Instructor 

Katy Schutte is one of the UK’s leading improv teachers. She performs and teaches all over the world, is Head Teacher and Course Designer for Hoopla (the UK’s largest improv school), was Co-Founder/Director at the International Improv Station and one of The Maydays since their founding year in 2004-2022 with stints as Director and Artistic Director. She is half of legendary sci-fi improv duo Project2 and author of The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook, which is published by Nick Hern Books. Katy trained at Second City and iO Chicago and with teachers from the Annoyance, UCB, Groundlings, The Magnet and lots of other places.

Katy’s dog is called Pooka. She’ll be one year old in August, so we can celebrate her birthday together. Pooka is from Celtic folklore; a mythical creature with black and white fur that can shapeshift into the forms of other animals. Katy has definitely seen her turn into a snake, a horse and a blanket.

Class Details

This is a five-day intensive, capped at 16 participants. 

If you have any accommodations or access needs, questions, feedback or concerns about the classes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at hello@improvtheatre.net


Photography credit to ‘The Other Richard’.


August 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am
August 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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