I love to improvise. To me it is the most direct and engaging form of theatre, exciting to be part of as a performer and audient (I’m pushing for this to be the singular form of audience). Having performed, trained and directed improv since 2003 and I am always looking out for new opportunities to collaborate and perform in this exciting and unpredictable medium.
I love all stories – short or long – with or without words. I’ve been improvising comedy since 2003 and teaching it since 2005 when I helped set-up Bristol University’s Improvisation Society. In 2008 I directed “Myth-Illogical Improv” which allowed myself and five others to tell 30 minute improvised stories, culminating with a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
These days, most of my time is taken up facilitating government and corporate events and workshops, though I also find time to run acting and improv training for the Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society and organise Bristol Jamprov drop-in improv sessions. Until earlier this year I was a visiting fellow at the University of Bristol, where I also ran creative-thinking, presentation skills and team-working workshops to help students with their non-accademic skills.
My recent interests have included devising semi-scripted works through improvisation and working with non-improvisers to aid confidence and idea generation.