8 Mondays from Mar 4, with a show on the 9th week.
Our advanced level course is a fun and high-energy class intended for those with some previous improv or acting experience. We'll focus on independent editing, becoming an improviser others depend on, creating independent characters, develop your independent physicality through object and space work, creating narratives that depend on everyone’s contribution, and becoming independent as an ensemble. Create a show that you're proud of, with a lineup of games you've chosen or created, and host it with confidence.
We'll be learning some performance games that have more moving parts to them, learning about how games work, and rounding out scene work skills. The course will include guessing games, physical games, character work, space/object work, status, playing a relationship, adding information in different ways and layering all of the above to create dynamic scenes, games, and shows.
Improvisation is a fantastic tool for acting, comedy, and life, because it means saying, "yes!" and supporting your team members to create a show. You'll surprise yourself with the things you come up with, and be amazed at how comfortable you start to feel being silly on stage. You'll meet some of the most positive and lovely people in the world at improv classes as well, and hopefully make some very good new friends.
These classes are suitable for just about everybody, no matter your background. The venue is wheelchair accessible*, and most levels of physical fitness and ability can easily be accommodated. You'll also need good basic English skills, but please don't be worried if it's your second language.
*Venue has flat access, but the loos are rather small; email your specific requirements and we'll provide more detail. We'd love to have you!
Improvable are pleased to announce a new diversity scholarship program, designed to make sure everybody who wants to play has a chance to. There are no set criteria for who can apply; if you want to come to a class but would struggle to pay for it, you are welcome to fill out an application form. We will do our very best to find a place or some help for all who need, and you are in no way obliged to disclose any sensitive personal information in your application. More information can be found here: https://improvable.org/diversity-scholarship/
About your teacher:
Karolina was born in Austria after her parents immigrated from Poland. She studied communication and theatre history and for several years she worked as an editor for a regional newspaper. In 2010 she joined a theatre company in Vienna and took up acting classes which soon led her to play main roles in various theatre productions.
In 2012 she moved to London, continued her acting training and discovered her passion for improvisation. In late 2013 she met Stephen, Utku and Stefano, three improvisers with whom she formed the group "Improvable". Since then she has been teaching improv for beginners and advanced and is regularly on stage with short-form comedy improv as well as long-form narratives and experimental improvisation.
Recent stage performances include Carmen, an improvised gender-flipped Film Noir at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets - A Harry Potter inspired improvised play (Edinburgh Fringe 2018), I Occur - physical theatre, main role, The Space Theatre 2018; Love and Information: An improvised play in the style of Caryl Churchill, The Nursery Theatre 2019
Karolina also works as a voice-over artist, writes short films and does the occasional cringe-worthy stand-up gig.
Karolina also runs drop-in classes for people with depression and anxiety under the title "Improv(e) your Confidence".
In her improvisation workshops and courses she focuses on the individual needs of her students and takes a gentle and fun approach to promote spontaneity and creativity within the group.
“Improvisation has made me a stronger and more confident human being. It helps to develop better social skills and stay present. It is a perfect instrument to help us break thought patterns that don’t serve us and embrace our unique selves without judgement.”