• Improv Workshop w/ Neil Curran

  • Sat, 09-11-2019 at 11:00
  • MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham
    Malt Cross
    NG1 6FG Nottingham
Improv Workshop w/ Neil Curran - MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham - Nottingham

“The 4 Types of Scenes Improv Teachers Don’t Want You to Know About!” - (Position Play)While it can be easy to diagnose what is working and not working from the comfort of the audience, as a performer it's often difficult to determine what is making a scene work or not work while we are in it.Position Play is a powerful approach to improvising that enables performers to make strong choices that can be the difference between whether a scene works for the audience or not. It also allows performers to diagnose why a scene may not be working and what can be done to focus the performance while on stage. Originally created by the Pack Theatre’s Miles Stroth and refined by Brian O’Connell, Position Play breaks scene work down into four types, giving performers a simple tool to create more engaging scenes whether the goal is comedy or drama.Learning Outcomes- The ability to identify and demonstrate each of the four scene types- Diagnose scenes to determine why a scene is working or not working- Bring stronger choices and emotional connections to performance- Learn to embrace silence, pace and deeper emotion to enrich sceneworkNeil has been teaching and performing improv both in Ireland and abroad for many years. Aside from running improv courses for people from beginner to advanced level, Neil also runs bespoke courses. Outside of Ireland, Neil has taught in London, Brussels, Shanghai, San Francisco, Barcelona, Krakow and San Jose. Neil has a Masters in Training and Education and is a certified Personal & Executive Coach.Neil has taught at the Slapdash Festival London, Barcelona Improv Festival, Improfest Krakow and San Jose Improv Festival.Neil has also provided key training solutions and workshops to many well known organisations both in Ireland, UK and the US including Google, Facebook, IMI, Smurfit Business School, Dropbox, AdRoll, AIB and UCD, to name but a few.Testimonials for Neil’s Workshops“Improv with Neil surpassed my expectations in many ways… That was in part due to the nature of improv but in much larger part due to Neil’s skills in teaching, understanding, perception and communication… life is now viewed through a different prism with a clarity that has more colours and depth of perception than ever before.”Dr. Sim Lew-Gor*** Price: £25 (£15 concession)Start time: 11:00End time: 16:00Location: Downstairs @ The Malt CrossThis event is put on by MissImp at the Nottingham Comedy Festival!