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Introduction to Improv – Beginners Evening Class at Midlands Arts Centre (NOW SOLD OUT)
Introduction to Improv – Beginners Evening Class at Midlands Arts Centre (NOW SOLD OUT) 654 314 Jon Trevor

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An 11-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 don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or improv experience whatsoever. You don’t 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’re not alone on stage and it’s not about telling jokes. It’s 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 11 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.

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Truth In Comedy: it’s funny because it’s true – with Maria Peters – NOW SOLD OUT
Truth In Comedy: it’s funny because it’s true – with Maria Peters – NOW SOLD OUT 959 1024 Jon Trevor

Truth in Comedy: it’s funny because it’s true…

Saturday September 30th 2023, Digbeth, Birmingham.  10am to 5pm.  Just £50

NOW SOLD OUT – EMAIL workshops@birminghamimprov.com TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST

From gasps and belly laughs, to tears and fury, the Truth in Comedy workshop looks at how to mine your own life experience to evoke these genuine emotions from the audience.  Take your improv to the next level by using observational comedy. We’ll explore how to create moving and hilarious scenes that stay with people long after they’ve left the theatre.  Even if it’s donkeys discussing career changes or goblins going through a divorce, the more truth you can reflect the more the audience will care about your characters.

Inspired by the work of iO Chicago and the book that shares its title, this workshop will give you tools that help you to emphasise the reality of the scene and respond honestly instead of going for the quick gag.

“Maria’s classes gave me a seismic change in my abilities and confidence as a performer.” Jen L. Workshop Attendee

“Maria’s reputation as an improv teacher is clear from the way her students (including me) ‘follow’ her from course to course.”  Liv L. Workshop Attendee

Maria Peters

Maria Peters is a member of one of the UK’s top improv duos, Breaking and Entering with Lauren Shearing. the creators of London’s sell-out Playground show. She’s also a member of The Yes Queens, Joy Story and Hell Yeah! improv ensembles. As if she wasn’t busy enough, having recently relocated to Bristol, she is now a member of The Bristol Improv Theatre’s flagship musical theatre company, This Is Your Musical!

Maria has been improvising and writing comedy for over 15 years. She writes for BBC Radio Comedy and has performed and taught at improv festivals across Europe and the United States.  Maria’s critically acclaimed solo show, The Science of Cringe, played to sell-out audiences in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,

Other improvisation credits include; Hoopla Players, Criminal, Ria & Rhi, Katy & Maria, Ma & Pa, and Music Box, The 50-hour improvathon

“Left me helpless with laughter” – Fringe Guru.

Saturday September 30th 2023, Digbeth, Birmingham.  10am to 5pm.  Just £50

NOW SOLD OUT – EMAIL workshops@birminghamimprov.com TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST