Great artists steal and one of the most exciting things we saw in our recent jaunt to New York was the Bring Your Own Team Jam at UCB East.
We’re shooting up a flare for as many improv teams as we can find that aren’t in Edinburgh to head down to the Nursery Theatre on Monday 4th August from 7:30 pm.
We’ll be assembling scratch teams on the night for people without a group. If you and your friends have just finished a course, or taken some classes and have never taken the stage before THIS IS THE NIGHT FOR YOU. If you and your team have been together for a while but just want to do organic sound and movement group games for 5-6 minutes THIS IS YOUR NIGHT. If you want to assume the mantle of Batman and imagine what the Caped Crusader would be like doing scenework WE WELCOME YOU. Want to try solo improv? COME ON DOWN. Improvising in the dark? WE WILL TURN OFF THE LIGHTS. Want to try something we can’t think of here. SURPRISE US.
Want a piece of the action? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
## How it works
Sign up starts in the Nursery Caravan from 7. Get your team name in the bucket by 7:30pm to perform. All improv teams are guaranteed 5-10 minutes on stage, depending on how many teams show up that night. This night may well be a disaster but we believe good improv is about trying and failing and then failing even harder.
We will determine the order at random and power through until Man Jules kicks us out of the Nursery. Or till about 10:30 pm.
For those of you who are finding the love for improv, but would like the chance to explore it a little more before you commit, we will be running drop-in workshops each Monday evening in August for anyone interested in attending. Workshops will be £10 and will run from 7.30-9.30pm. In order to get this rolling our first workshop will be a FREE taster session on August 4 (Bank Holiday Monday) in the Nursery Theatre at 6.30pm followed by The Jam, our first show of the month.