Men With Coconuts are thrilled to welcome Jules Munns back to Edinburgh to teach two half-day improv workshops on Saturday January 28th.
10am-1pm - How to do Scenes
2pm-5pm - The Long Dark Night
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Saturday January 28th
10am - 1pm
Saturday January 28th
2pm - 5pm
How to do Scenes
At the heart of any improv show are scenes. Two people pretending to be other people. The building block from which everything from the wackiest game to the most intricate improvised play are built. Without great scenes, there could be no show. This class gives you the skills to make them easy to play and delightful to watch!
During this class, you will be introduced to a set of tools that will enable you to confidently build and advance a scene, noticing what the scene needs, supporting your partner and confidently bringing your own ideas to the mix.
Learn about establishing a reality, initiating with character and from stimulus, reading and playing off your partner and what is there already, as well as how to delight in mime and spacework. Come learn to work with what’s there, add what is needed and let magic happen!
This class is suitable for beginning improvisers who are looking for a set of tools and for intermediate improvisers who want to revise and deepen their knowledge of core scenework skills.
The Long Dark Night
Sometimes it’s fun to be weird. Theatre (and improv!) isn’t about normal people doing normal things, it’s about extraordinary people doing the strangest of things. But dipping into those areas of ourselves can be difficult. In this class, we will concentrate on the darkest and weirdest of things in order to take away their power over us.
For each of us, there are different things which we feel uncomfortable playing, which we do not want to think about or be seen as. This class is about looking under the bed, facing our fears in performance and taking control of the material that scares us. We want to be able to play and own these scenes, examine the depths of human depravity and suffering in a safe and supportive environment without feeling out of control or exploited. In fact, we want to enjoy it!
So come play scenes of people living the worst times of their lives and doing the worst things possible. Come play murderers and their victims, corrupt politicians and licentious bishops.Come be your worst self.
Somewhat obviously, this class comes with a warning. Much of the content may be unpleasant and even offensive, but we believe that through honesty and examination, we will journey into the underworld to bring back the treasure, and be stronger for the journey.