European Improv Festivals; A Maydays Guide

European Improv Festivals; A Maydays Guide

  As the weather changes and people around the world start to make tentative plans for in-person events, I started to get excited about the idea of going back to improv festivals again. The Maydays have been very lucky to play at lots of International festivals over the years so here is a short and…

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Improvising Babies

Improvising Babies

Improvising Babies There has been a lot of talk about a lockdown baby boom. In Bristol, 6 women all on one street  got pregnant during the first lockdown, and in case you missed it, as well as making a LOT of banana bread, last year two of us Maydays made a baby!  We have joked……

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Improv Genre Selection Box: Meet your teachers

Improv Genre Selection Box: Meet your teachers

This year we are excited to bring you not one but three holiday time intensives! Here we meet the teachers of the improv genre selection box. We find out about their class and what they are hoping to get from Santa!   So, who are the teachers of the improv musical selection box?   Jon…

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Improv Musical Selection Box: Meet your teachers

Improv Musical Selection Box: Meet your teachers

This year we are excited to bring you not one but three holiday time intensives! Here we meet the teachers of the improv musical selection box. We find out about their class and what they are hoping to get from Santa!   So, who are the teachers of the improv musical selection box? (so far)…

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Silence in Improv: Interview with Rebecca MacMillan

Silence in Improv: Interview with Rebecca MacMillan

  Your course ‘Beyond Words’ focussing on silence in improv starts soon. What gave you the idea for this course? For me, there are two things about silence in improv. I realised some years back that in my own improvisation my ‘panic response’ is to be overly verbal. Since then I have enjoyed challenging myself…

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Improvised Puppetry: Interview with Jennifer Jordan

Improvised Puppetry: Interview with Jennifer Jordan   What excites you when it comes to improvised puppetry? Improvised puppetry has so many possibilities. The fact that puppetry opens up possibilities which are restricted in human improv by the laws of physics. I also love the different sides of improvisers which get revealed when performing through a……

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