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WHY DO ATOMS MAKE GOOD IMPROVISERS?

BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP EVERYTHING! 


(It's a God-awful joke, but considering the atomic nature of Our Improv System, we couldn't resist!)


Centred around the inspired philosophy we cultivate in The IMPROV Mind-Set, this innovative programme explores the key components of Our Improv System in four unique learning experiences. These courses afford time and consideration for the essential aspects of improvisational theatre in isolation, facilitating a dive deep into their respective specifics. 


Having successfully completed The IMPROV Mind-Set, players progress through The IMPROV Life Hack and The IMPROV Tool-Kit in their preferred order before applying everything they’ve learned so far to the many splendored show formats in The IMPROV Playbook.

WHAT COMES NEXT?

There's no limit to Grand Stretch players — and we mean that in every sense of the term! Beyond Our Improv System, we pride ourselves in providing continued training and performance opportunities for the ever-growing pool of Grand Stretch players and our improv friends who aspire to improvise professionally. 


See if you can catch us in the act in PRODUCTION, and see what we're all about! And be sure to follow us Facebook and Instagram so you're in the know with our other endeavours.

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The principles of our inspired

IMPROVISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

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  Our PLAYING METHOD 

and NARRATIVE APPROACH

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Improvising STAGECRAFT

and exploring THEATRICAL FORMS

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Our favourite SHOW FORMATS

and playing with GENRE

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THE PRINCIPALS OF OUR IMPROVISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

Life conditions us to safeguard our futures, to overburden our choices, and to punish ourselves for our failures. In that sense, The IMPROV Mind-Set is the perfect antidote to life…


This lively and enlightening programme combines improv exercises, theatre games and scene work to dissipate the fears that impede our spontaneity and ruin our talents. Embracing the pleasure in risk, and reaping the rewards of failure, we reacquaint people with their innately creative and brilliant selves — present in the moment, free of inhibitions, ready in focus, curious in discovery, trusting in collaboration, benevolent in play, and making things happen with ease, joy and confidence. 


Release your creative flow through a dynamic group of like-minded individuals in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Live a little. Learn a little. Laugh a lot! 

PRE-REQUISITE: None*


*No prior experience of any kind is required. 

It's back to basics, and it's all to play for! Come as you are, and prepare to be unprepared. 


DELIVERY METHOD: 

Weekend Intensive (2 Days) / 6-Week Course (Weekday Evenings OR Saturdays, once weekly)


COST: €180.00 / €160.00 (Concession)

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OUR PLAYING METHOD AND NARRATIVE APPROACH:

Life is comic, and tragic, and complicated. Life is bleak, and outrageous, and profound. Life is high stakes, and low blows, and rising tyranny, and fallen heroes, and LIFE — as it happens — is worthy of staging…


The IMPROV Life Hack holds not just a mirror but a magnifying glass up to human nature. We decode the complexities of our interactions, allowing us to bring unconscious behaviours into consciousness so that we can use our findings as assets in striving to bring life to the stage with authentic characters, truthful relationships, meaningful stories and memorable moments in improvised theatre. 

PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set*

*If you wish to enrol in an upcoming class but don't meet these specific pre-requisites, please contact darren@grandstretch.com


DELIVERY METHOD: 

Weekend Intensive (2 Days) / 6-Week Course (Weekday Evenings OR Saturdays, once weekly)


COST: €180.00 / €160.00 (Concession)

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IMPROVISING STAGECRAFT AND EXPLORING THEATRICAL FORMS:

Behind the smoke and mirrors of stagecraft are the nuts and bolts of stagecraft. Join Darren Yorke in This course explores the full potential of the stage in improvisational theatre; accruing theatrical devices and developing storytelling techniques with which to create unique, dynamic and memorable moments.


Mime, Scenography, Magical Realism, Storytelling, Music

PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set*


*If you wish to enrol in an upcoming class but don't meet these specific pre-requisites, please contact darren@grandstretch.com

DELIVERY METHOD: 

Weekend Intensive (2 Days) / 6-Week Course (Weekday Evenings OR Saturdays, once weekly)


COST: €180.00 / €160.00 (Concession)

GRAND STRETCH — OUR IMPROV SYSTEM: THE IMPROV PLAYBOOK

OUR FAVOURITE SHOW FORMATS (Long Form, Short Form & Genre):

IT'S ALL TO PLAY FOR!


(LET US PLAY!)

PRE-REQUISITES: The IMPROV Mind-Set*, The IMPROV Life Hack*, and The IMPROV Tool-Kit*


*If you wish to enrol in an upcoming class but don't meet these specific pre-requisites, please contact darren@grandstretch.com 


DELIVERY METHOD: 

Weekend Intensive (2 Days) / 6-Week Course (Weekday Evenings OR Saturdays, once weekly)


COST: €180.00 / €160.00 (Concession)