Workshops

Want to learn new impro skills from the best teachers from all around the world? Take a look at the workshops below! Our teachers will make sure you feel welcome and teach you something you can use in your next performance!

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  • Thursday

    May 12, 2022

  • 10:00 - 17:00
    What are the stories behind the bad, and badass women of history? And how to take them as inspiration for scenes? Using astounding true stories from history, you will learn how to play scenes that are meaningful, or fun, or both. We will cover talking scenes and silent scenes on music. You will also learn how to set up these scenes for yourself and others. The crafting of a setup is a true director’s skill and a fun challenge for players with experience.
    Cost: € 100
    workshop
    full day

  • 10:00 - 13:00
    In rocketry, “Max Q” is the point where a rocket experiences the greatest amount of pressure. In improv, it’s the point in a scene where you know what the scene’s about, but don’t know what to do next. This is a diagnostics workshop where we find out how to send a scene rocketing towards a satisfying ending.
    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    morning

  • 14:00 - 17:00
    Have you ever been in a scene that was plain and boring, low stakes and overall just blablabla, but you just couldn’t make it interesting? Then Let’s spice it up!

    We’ll work with the difference between you as the improv-player and you as the character, finding what’s dramatically or theatrically interesting about a scene and how to make a character just intriguing to watch. You’ll learn how to be bold, get some insight on dramatics and how to make choices as the character and as the player.

    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    afternoon

  • Friday

    May 13, 2022

  • 10:00 - 13:00
    A cowboy shootout, a shaky first date or an epic car chase: you can play this on your own!

    This workshop is about solo improv, and how to play multiple characters by yourself. At the end of this workshop you will be able to play a scene with 2 or more characters in it. We will touch on subjects like: Play a broad scope of characters. How to make them recognizable in both physique and language. How to keep track of the story. And have some fun with cinematic wizardry. Oeee!!

    Because it is a solo-workshop we will also experience typical solo-challenges such as: create clear and bold offers, make every idea count, trust your skill. And don’t forget to breathe! You will practice alone and in pairs, and play solos in front of the group. You already have some knowledge of scenework/storytelling and are able to reflect on your own and others. I will be well prepared with a toolbox of knowledge and chocolates.

    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    morning

  • 10:00 - 13:00
    Do you struggle with the very beginning of a scene? Take Larry David’s advice: do nothing. Start a scene by talking about the weather, or your coffee, or any other boring thing. Kevin Miller will teach you how to let your scenes grow organically, without worrying about the “who, what, where.” You’ll end up with a funnier scene than you could ever think up on your own.
    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    morning

  • 14:00 - 17:00
    After almost ever improv show I’ve performed, an audience member has asked “you all rehearsed before, right?” Though improv has no scripts, we do use patterns to find structure in a scene. In this class, we will take a closer look at comedy patterns, how to find them, and using them to help elevate our scenes. Does comedy really come in threes???
    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    afternoon

  • Saturday.

    May 14, 2022

  • 10:00 - 13:00
    We often lose connection with ourselves, when we try to create big characters. They easily become stereotypes and less open to offers from your colleagues on stage. Big characters often don’t develop much. They just are and stay that way. What if we didn’t lose that! What if we could still stay truthfull, feel real emotions and offer authentic reaction to the other players? But big? Huge if you want! Be big but real!
    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    morning

  • 10:00 - 17:00
    Bouffons are comic characters whose role is to make people laugh. They are a the fools at the King's Court. They are entertaining and cheeky.

    How can we use our own Bouffon in Improv? Together we will dive deep into the physical world of Bouffon.

    The Bouffon state is an extreme state of playfulness. The strength of the Bouffon is their sense of ensemble. To feel free as a group and have a safe place to let go and loosen up. It's a powerful tool to develop a completely new feeling for your improv. And it's so much fun!

    We will do exercises, games that promise to invigorate you and encourage you to find the pleasure in play both as a group and as a solo player. We will conclude with Bouffon ensemble experiments.

    Cost: € 100
    workshop
    full day

  • 10:00 - 17:00
    One of our biggest fears is the challenge of being clever or funny. We are told to not focus on that in improv. At the same time, when we are clever or funny, it's the best feeling in the world. Every person can succeed and be an expert on stage. How do we unlock our own potential?In this workshop, we will look at our own fears and face them, look at our own strengths and celebrate them, and unleash the endless creativity that exists in each of us. We will ring the bell until you can happily come up with 10 new offers with pride and grace.
    Cost: € 100
    workshop
    full day

  • 10:00 - 13:00
    Let's be silly!
    In this workshop we will explore some basic techniques and principles that come with clowning. Be prepared to dig into your own silliness. But don't be fooled, there is also a vulnerable side to the clown. Through classic clown acts we will explore why it works the way it does. So it's laughing and learning at the same time!
    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    morning

  • 14:00 - 17:00
    I’m sure you already know, we survived an eventful last few years! Emotions are high, it might feel weird going from On Zoom to being in the same room. In this workshop, we will use the skills of improvisation to focus on collective healing through play, listening and sharing. Oh, and of course have a whole lot of fun doing it!

    Note: This course also involves writing, so please come prepare with a pen and a notebook!

    Cost: € 50
    workshop
    afternoon