This year the 8-11s Improv group are learning all about improv comedy whilst exploring performance skills. Movement, mime, and drama games culminate in creating scenes and skits with a comic twist. From Aug 2019 this group will meet at Leith Community Centre and the group perform at the end of each term to an invited audience.
|Dates:||Fridays 2.30-4.00pm: 30th August - 6th December 2019|
|Venue:||Trinity Room, Leith Community Centre, 12a Newkirkgate, Edinburgh, EH6 6AD|
£85 per term NB bursaries giving discounts and free places are available.
|What to Bring:||
Loose, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water
The group perform each term to an invited audience. In the past they have performed at the Monkey Barrel and the Rose Theatre.
Gregor Davidson: Workshop Leader
Gregor is a professional actor and improviser based in Edinburgh. His work ranges from stage and screen to immersive events, audio books, commercials, video games and improvised comedy.
Gregor trained at Telford College (HNC Acting and Performance), RADA (Foundation Course) and The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (BA (Hons) Acting) graduating in 2013.
Gregor has been member of TBC Improv since 2015 and has performed with company at the Edinburgh Festival ever since. He is passionate about the power of improvisation not just as a means of creating comedy but also in gaining invaluable life skills such as; thinking on your feet, communication skills, listen to others and saying “yes and.”
Caroline Mathison: Workshop Leader
Caroline is an actor and theatre practitioner based in Edinburgh.
As an actor she has performed all over Scotland and internationally, with a variety of stage and screen experience. Caroline is also a comedy improviser and a core member of acclaimed improv troupe, To Be Continued, performing and workshopping on a regular basis.
As a theatre practitioner Caroline has worked with people of all ages and abilities, teaching and facilitating for organisations including EIF Creative Learning, Lung Ha Theatre Company, Chickenshed, Joyworks, Improv Academy and North Edinburgh Arts.
Ailis Paterson: Assistant
Ailis is an aspiring writer, director and facilitator. She has recently returned to Edinburgh after studying in Aberdeen where she was awarded an MA (Hons) degree in English and History. She has worked in theatre and venue management for five years with Aberdeen Performing Arts and Summerhall, and has recently moved to join the front of house team at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Following on from volunteering with youth theatre projects and script in hand new writing nights in Aberdeen, Ailis has been with Strange Town since March 2016 and as well as working with our youth theatre groups, she leads some of the company’s outreach workshops in schools.
What People Say
"The classes are fun, I have made lots of new friends and I particularly enjoy doing the show at the end of each term."Youth Theatre member
"I like thinking of the scenes each week and making them come to life."Youth Theatre member
'It's awesome, really good, so soo good. On the first day I was a bit nervous but by the end of the first week I was looking forward to my Friday the most. Because I had drama. Adam and Jo made me feel really comfortable.'Youth Theatre member