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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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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Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv

Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv

New blog, ‘Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv’ by Maydays, Heather & Joe.   Ending a song well in musical improv can make or break it. You can create an astounding melody, heartbreaking lyrics and beautiful choreography but if it fizzles out that’s often all the audience will remember. On the flip…

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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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Failure is all about the note that follows…

Failure is all about the note that follows...

The Maydays, Katy Schutte, new blog Failure is all about the note that follows… We were talking in The Improv Place Office Hours yesterday about failure moments in improv scenes. The question was; how do we deal with it in the moment and not let it get us up in our heads and throw us…

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Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations – by The Maydays Chris Mead When improv is going well it feels like flying. You don’t need me to tell you that. You’ve all experienced it at one time or another. There really isn’t any substitute for that moment when everyone is pulling in the same direction. It does feel a little……

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