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    Game of the Scene Workshop

    (In-person workshop, Edinburgh)

    A thorough workshop in the improv concept of "Game of the Scene".

    Made famous by New York's UCB Improv Theatre, Game of the Scene is a core tenet in the art of longform improvisational comedy.

    Find an unusual idea together. Heighten it. Your improv scenes will feel like sketch comedy, and will instantly explode with laughter and life.

    This workshop will involve:

    • Establishing a strong base reality
    • Finding the first unusual thing
    • Heightening moves
    • Exploration moves
    • Justification
    • Resting the Game

    If you feel like sometimes your improv scenes are funny, but sometimes they feel difficult - this is the workshop for you.

    Recommended for improvisers with at least 6 months of experience.

    You will leave this workshop able to focus a comedic idea into your crosshairs, then work together to heighten it to a ridiculous extreme.

    Game of the Scene also has extremely useful applications for stand up comedians and sketch comedy writers.


    This workshop will take place in Room G5 of St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE.

    (Free parking available at the venue)

    Date: Sunday April 16th

    Time: 1pm-4pm

    Cost: £30 per person

    ​100% of all booking fees go to charity via Humanitix.

    Booking your place online is required - payment cannot be taken in person.


    About the instructor:

    Will Naameh is a performer with multi award-winning improv troupe The Spontaneous Players, known for their Edinburgh Fringe smash hit show Spontaneous Potter.

    He has trained in improv with some of the world's leading schools and instructors, including Second City, iO Chicago, UCB, Annoyance Theatre, Susan Messing, Keith Johnstone, TJ & Dave and The Groundlings. 

    As a solo act, he performs improvised hip hop comedy under the rap name MC Hammersmith. In this guise he has won multiple Scottish Comedy Awards, headlines comedy clubs across the UK and internationally, and has supported Jason Manford and John Bishop on tour.

    ​He is a former UK Improv Smackdown Champion and has taught improv for groups, individuals, corporations and festivals worldwide.

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