WHY DO ATOMS MAKE GOOD IMPROVISERS?

The Grand Stretch IMPROV System - GRAND STRETCH IMPROV WORKSHOPS

BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP EVERYTHING!


We’re no scientists, but the improv system we train in and practice is very much structured like an atom – and it's the makings of us as players! We begin with the principles of our unique philosophy in The IMPROV Mind-Set, which is centre to the dynamic style we cultivate in The IMPROV Life Hack, The IMPROV Tool-Kit and The IMPROV Playbook. Each of these components are developed in Intensive Workshops and 6-week Evening Courses. 

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  The principles of our unique 

IMPROVISATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

IT’S ALL TO PLAY FOR! 

(LET US PLAY!) 

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  Our PLAYING METHOD 

and NARRATIVE APPROACH:

Truthful Relationships. Authentic Characters. Meaningful Stories. Memorable Moments.

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Improvising STAGECRAFT:

Tools & Techniques

Exploring THEATRICAL FORMS:

Conventions & Devices

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Our favourite Short Form and 

Long Form IMPROV FORMATS

and working with GENRE: 

Strategies & Style

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THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR UNIQUE 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. Prepare to be unprepared. 


LENGTH: 6 x 3 hour Workshops


COST: €180.00

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THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR PLAYING METHOD & 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 do not meet the pre-requisites for this course but are interested in joining a class, please contact darren@grandstretch.com to explore the possibilities.


LENGTH: 6 x 3 hour Workshops


COST: €180.00

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THE PRINCIPLES OF STAGECRAFT AND THEATRICAL FORMS:

Behind the smoke and mirrors are nuts and bolts...


This programme combines improv exercises, theatre games and scene work to explore our possibilities.

PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set


*If you do not meet the pre-requisites for this course but are interested in joining a class, please contact darren@grandstretch.com to explore the possibilities.


LENGTH: 6 x 3 hour Workshops


COST: €180.00

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-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set

and we strogly recommend completing The IMPROV Life Hack and The IMPROV Tool-Kit before participating in this course. 


*If you do not meet the pre-requisites for this course but are interested in joining a class, please contact darren@grandstretch.com to explore the possibilities.


LENGTH: 6 x 3 hour Workshops


COST: €180.00