Jason Chinn Scholarship 2021 – The Maydays

Jason Chinn Scholarship 2021 - The Maydays

The Maydays are awarding a diversity scholarship to the Maydays Improv Retreat (Ashorne Hill, 21st-24th October 2021) in memory of our friend, teacher and mentor Jason Chin. Jason was a huge influence on the development and spirit of the Maydays. At a practical level our show, “Tonight’s Top Story”, was blatantly stolen from the format…

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We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! – The Maydays

We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! - The Maydays

CALL FOR APPLICANTS We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! The Maydays are committed to diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability. The Maydays are one of the UK’s longest-running improvisation companies established in…

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Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Summary: Yoda (much like any human) will have some specific things he likes to see in improv. To get a Yoda to any of my shows, I will need to skillfully market the experience to him so that he knows it’s going to be his sort of vibe. It’s also worth remembering, if Yoda’s favourite…

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12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits

12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits

12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits 12 Things I Don’t Like About Bits 1. People who don’t get bits 2. People who don’t respond to bits 3. People who are threatened by bitsBecause they don’t understand them 4. People who think you’re being serious when you’re just really commiting to a bit, and that…

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Improv with Me is Like… (Sex vs Improv)

Improv with Me is Like… (Sex vs Improv)

There is a fun improv game called “Sex with Me” which explores the extended connections between the act of procreation with a subject the audience deems worthy of comparison. Who am I kidding? It’s a set of sex jokes, puns and innuendo. As I said, it’s great fun.  “Sex with me is like a writing…

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Anxiety, social awkwardness and starting again

Anxiety, social awkwardness and starting again

‘Anxiety, social awkwardness and starting again’ by The Maydays, Rhiannon Vivien. I’ve always had the capacity to be wildly anxious. But these past 12 months have really turned that dial-up to Whoops It’s Come off In My Hand. Probably for two reasons. One, the world feels like it’s gone to the dogs, and two, being…

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Improv into Writing Taster Video

Improv into Writing Taster Video

Storystarters – Improv into Writing taster video from Jen Rowe Want to write fiction but can’t find the time? Love improv? Combine the two with Jen’s Online Improv Super-Elective: Storystarters – Improv into Writing Course starting 22nd April for 4 weeks, 2 pm-4 pm BST each week. Here’s a taster exercise to get you on…

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