Writer / Performer
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.
Saturday 30th September 2023
2pm – 5pm
3 hour workshop looking at playing characters, and playing relationships.
We will explore ways to stay emotionally connected even when playing big characters.
- Be pushed out of your comfort zone
- Get specific side-coaching/things to work on, tailored to you
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This is a workshop 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 would like to be stretched in this area, or if it’s an area that you’re already comfortable in and simply want more time to play, then this is for you.
We will do some exercises on character & relationships, and plenty of improvised scenes (using character/relationships as the starting point) with guidance and side-coaching from me.
If you’re in any doubt about whether this is you, or have any questions about it, drop me a message.
This takes place at Theatre Deli, 107 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 4AF
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.
I also offer workshops focusing on the following:
– 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.