Energy and Rhythm

Energy and Rhythm

Maydays director, Jen Rowe, talks Energy & Rhythm, ahead of her upcoming Online Improv Elective: Energy and Rhythm for Character and Scene this Wednesday from 19:00-21:30 GMT. “The moments when your energy fully connected you to the world and you received energy back from that connection.” Patsy Rodenburg, vocal coach for the National Theatre, talking……

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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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More about Improv: Online Improv: Zoomed Out

More about Improv: Online Improv: Zoomed Out

Very few people would have predicted that we would all be doing our shows online so soon into the future. But that’s what has been happening. And as many of us discovered or are discovering, it’s not the same as doing it on stage. Whilst a lot of the core skills are transferrable, there are…

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More about Improv: Genre Guru: Tips for Playing Horror

More about Improv: Genre Guru: Tips for Playing Horror

It’s the season when many a good improv group says to itself, “Let’s do a horror show!” To help you scare responsibly, here are a few tips. Take your time at the beginning. Most horror movies have a slow build. There is also a bit of time before the scary things start happening. Use this…

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