Are you a comedy aficionado? Do you love “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Are you a fan of Amy Poehler? Tina Fey? Mike Myers? Keegan-Michael Key? (They all came through improv.) Then this is the course for you.
What will you learn on this course?
This is a 12-week beginners’ course to learn the core skills of improvised comedy.Discover the joy, freedom, and challenge of Improv. Learn to be more creative and more playful. Low-pressure, high-enjoyment classes in a fun, friendly, supportive, and stress-free environment. Complete beginners are welcome. You do not need any drama, acting, comedy or improv experience whatsoever. You do not have to be clever, fast or funny either. Also good for writers, actors and comedians looking to widen their skills. Even good for introverts!Improv is not the same as stand-up; you are not alone on stage and it's not about telling jokes. It is about working together as a team with other improvisers to spontaneously create group stories, scenes & sketches. There’s no such thing as failure in improv!Over a course of 12 weekly workshops you’ll progress as a team while learning core improvisation skills like Spontaneity, Listening, Yes And Character, Scenes, Story and Status.
With the chance to perform in an end-of-term show!
Run by Jon Trevor, founder and leader of Box of Frogs, director of the Birmingham Improv Festival.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners. You do not need any previous comedy experience as full instruction and guidance is given. The course is accessible for people with disabilities. Students can be accompanied by a support worker or a carer if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.
Do you need to bring anything?
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.
Who teaches this course?
Jon Trevor, Box of Frogs
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