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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All Things Michael: THE MIRROR

All Things Michael: THE MIRROR

  . THE MIRROR   an improvisation format for two professionals and up to 100 amateurs Designed by David Shepherd (Compass/Improv Olympic) 1974 The Mirror is advertised as a place where you create a show simply by sitting in front of a mirror.  To do this we use no written material, no satirical distortion, no symbolic…

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Noted!

Noted!

Noted! by Mayday, Liz Peters I have a collection of notebooks. Well-loved, well scribbled, both messy and neat depending on which flavour of me grabs them in any given moment. Over my lifetime I’ve filled notebooks of ramblings; notebooks that have documented adventures through jungles and deserts; notebooks for trying to understand my own psychology;……

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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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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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