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    Intro to Improv (One-Day Intensive)


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    Intro to Improv

    (one-day intensive, in-person workshop, Edinburgh)

    A one-day introduction to the core skills of improvised comedy.


    This 6 hour workshop will involve a mixture of fun games, improv exercises, scenes, and group activities. Participants will be given a thorough grounding in improvised comedy techniques, including:

    • Listening
    • Spontaneity
    • “Yes And”
    • Staying open and flexible in performance
    • Trusting and developing ideas
    • Creating interesting characters


        Complete beginners welcome! You don't need any drama, acting, comedy or improv experience whatsoever.

        You don't have to be clever, fast or funny either! Improvised comedy is not the same as stand-up - you're not alone on stage, and it's not about telling jokes.

        It's about working together as a team with other improvisers to spontaneously create group stories, scenes and sketches.

        Will's improv workshops are always a low-stakes, safe, and extremely supportive environment. There is no pressure to be funny or clever! Instead, participants are encouraged to be obvious and to have fun.

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

        (Free parking available at venue)

        Date: Saturday April 15th

        Time: 11am - 5pm

        Cost: £60

        100% of all booking fees go to charity via Humanitix

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        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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