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Learn to improvise with me

I teach improvisation to adults of all abilities, from absolute beginners to advanced players, and am passionate about creating a fun and supportive learning environment. 

I regularly teach at Hoopla & The Bridge and have taught at ALRA, GSA, Mountview, Laine Theatre Arts, and Bath Spa University, at the Edinburgh International Improv Festival, Improv Eutopia Ireland and Rome Welcome International Improv Festival, and have facilitated workshops for Showstopper! both in the UK and internationally.

Upcoming Workshops

CHARACTER INTO NARRATIVE – AN 8 WEEK IMPROV COURSE

For me, character + relationships = narrative!

An 8 week course in which you will improvise lots of characters and do plenty of scene-work. 
Towards the end of the 8 weeks we’ll experiment with a couple of narrative formats too, putting all that groundwork into practise. 

  • Experiment with me! 
  • Play lots of characters
  • Explore emotionally connected scenes
  • Be pushed out of your comfort zone
  • Choose (or be given) a specific improv goal to work on throughout the 8 weeks
  • Learn a narrative format 

One week we will also be joined by guest tutor, the brilliant actor and improviser Dan Starkey who will share his expertise in using voice/accent in characterisation. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is for improvisers who want to practise improvising characters other than themselves and who would like to explore making relationships between characters matter. Emotional connection and making things matter is at the heart of great improv – also it’s fun!
If you want to learn about narrative, or you want to get deeper into narrative and experiment with it, then this course is for you. 

Not suitable for complete beginners. 
If you have any questions about it, drop me a message.

WHEN & WHERE?

The first session of the course will be on Saturday 28th October (2pm-4pm), and will run every Saturday until December 16th (2pm-4pm).

All sessions take place at Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 4AF

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8 WEEK CHARACTER COURSE WITH HOOPLA
From Tuesday 19th September 2023
THIS COURSE HAS NOW SOLD OUT. Please email me if you would like to be notified of future courses and workshops. 

OTHER WORKSHOPS
I also offer workshops focusing on the following:

– Narrative
– Emotional connection & relationships 
– Playfulness & ensemble

I design bespoke workshops to suit your requirements and have delivered numerous corporate improv workshops (with different providers) for companies including; Facebook, Youtube, Chanel, Mastercard, to name a few. 

Susan delivers world-class coaching. She brings out the best in people, and helps them realise their full potential.” (David Symington – Character in Improv Course student)

Susan Harrison has a very tactical approach and gives very specific constructive notes that help each individual to work on their weakest points and therefore improve more quickly. It was a pleasure to be taught by someone so talented and enthusiastic yet highly approachable”. (Lola Maxwell – Character in Improv Course student)

In January 2020 I designed and led a two day workshop in Birmingham for veterans of war, with Bravo 22. Bravo 22 Company is a recovery through the arts programme by The Royal British Legion and The Drive Project. 

One of the participants wrote that the improv workshops gave them – “the opportunity to cast off the chains that restrict our ability to just be silly and allow me to laugh in a way I’ve not laughed for a long time.” 

Anther participant wrote – “After just the first day of workshops, I realised that I felt excited about the future again – the workshops had given me a renewed sense of hope and a huge boost in my confidence

Contact me to discus organising a workshop for your improv group, or for your business.