Lately I’ve been working a lot on workshops and courses that transfer improv skills to people who may or may not be interested in actually performing improv themselves.

It started with a sold-out month-long course at Mezrab in Amsterdam in May, and then there was a Guardian Masterclass in London at the end of June. I also did an Improvised Storytelling workshop with a group of young professionals recently, which had the same improv-for-non-improvisers core.

I’m really enjoying this work, and the more I do, the more new applications I find for it: later this month I’ll be doing some private coaching for a guy who is hoping improv can help him overcome his shyness – especially around the opposite sex. So I’m in a real period of working the applications of improv into real world practicality.

Next rounds of improv training

Due to the popularity of the course, I’ve set up another one. Similar to the Guardian Masterclass, this one is a weekend intensive, running on  5,6 September. I’ve got some sign-ups already, but if the last courses are any indication (and I sure hope they are), this will sell out as well. For more information, including how to register, go here.

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The other application for improv training is improv. Like on stage, with an audience and everything. Due to the interest around this, I’m organising a Level One Improv Course in September and October. Tuesday evenings from 7-9.30, this course will take people who have never performed improv all the way through the basics, right up to and including their very show at the end!

NB: My friend Henk Raam is the film-maker who is responsible for the video above.