The Actors Centre

Improv for Non-Improvisers

WHAT IS IT? A one-day workshop to help free you from the fear of improv and apply the principles of improvisation to scripted work. Find out how mistakes on stage and in rehearsal are opportunities to shine, and tap into your own creativity in a supportive, fun environment. HOW WILL IT WORK? Through exercises, games, and bits of text we will support each other as we learn to stay calm within the unknown and generate exciting theatre in the moment. Many performers want to know exactly what they are supposed to do and practice doing that until they have it perfect which leaves little room for discovery, chemistry, spontaneity, spark and the remarkable sense that anything can happen. Let's free things up. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Becoming comfortable with improvising will enrich your rehearsal process, your experience on stage, take some of the anxiety out of auditioning and ultimately allow your creativity to flow as a performer. Price: £30.

Tutor

Shenoah Allen

Shenoah Allen is one half of the world renowned comedy duo, Pajama Men, with whom he has developed more than ten original stage shows. These anarchic, character driven, narrative, comedies have appeared on London’s West End, in Chicago at both Steppenwolf and Second City, St. Anne’s Warehouse in New York, The Sydney Opera House, The Largo in Los Angeles and countless clubs, pubs, theatres and festivals around the globe. He has written commissioned screenplays and television pilots for HBO, BBC, Film4, Paramount, and Scott Free and has collaborated as a writer with Paul King (director of Mighty Boosh, Paddington) and James Bobin (director of Flight of the Concords, The Muppets, Through The Looking Glass). Shenoah is a Creative Associate of London’s Soho Theatre and is about to embark on a 20 city UK tour, with Pajama Men’s latest work, 2 Man 3 Musketeers.

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