Our IMPROV SYSTEM

The Grand Stretch IMPROV System
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IMPROVISATIONAL 

APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY 

developed over 6 x 3 hour Workshops.

The IMPROV Life Hack

PLAYING METHOD 

& NARRATIVE RESOLVE

developed over 6 x 3 hour Workshops.

The IMPROV Tool-Kit

STAGING & PERFORMANCE 

TECHNIQUES

developed over 6 x 3 hour Workshops.

IMPROVISATIONAL APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY

The IMPROV Mind-Set

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 antithesis of life…

FEAR ruins talent. This lively and enlightening programme combines improv exercises, theatre games and scene work to dissipate fears – embracing the pleasure in RISK, and the pay-off of FAILURE. In doing so, we reacquaint self-proclaimed ‘dull’ and ‘untalented’ people with their innately creative and brilliant selves. FREE of inhibitions, and READY in focus, we find ourselves MAKING THINGS HAPPEN with the greatest of ease and the utmost joy in our life-changing philosophy of play. 


No previous 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.


COST: €150.00

The IMPROV Mind-Set is developed over 6 x 3 hour workshops, with a focus on spontaneity and being in the moment. Trust your impulses. Build confidence in your own abilities and in contributing them. Exercise trust, deep listening, high-level communication and truthful connection to collaborate as part of a hive-mind - releasing your creative flow through a dynamic and supportive group.


  • WORKSHOP 1 | 3 hours - FEAR 
  • WORKSHOP 2 | 3 hours - RISK
  • WORKSHOP 3 | 3 hours - FAILURE
  • WORKSHOP 4 | 3 hours - FREEDOM
  • WORKSHOP 5 | 3 hours - READY 
  • WORKSHOP 6 | 3 hours - MAKING THINGS HAPPEN


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PLEASE NOTE: If you're interested in this programme, but can't find something in our current schedule to suit yourself, we'd love to hear from you. We programme in a variety of ways throughout the year. So, let us know

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PLAYING METHOD & NARRATIVE RESOLVE

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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…

Truthful Relationships

Meaningful Stories

Memorable (albeit fleeting) Moments

PRE-REQUISITE: 

The IMPROV Mind-Set


COST: €150.00

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The IMPROV Tool-Kit

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

Various Intensives


The IMPROV Tool-Kit applies The IMPROV Mind-Set,
in the Grand Stretch style of play, to the staging and performing of truthful and meaningful theatre. Intensives identify the core elements of a scene, and equip you with necessary tools for creating disposable theatre that your audiences will want to take home.


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

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PLEASE NOTE: No previous experience of any kind is required. However, we strongly recommend completing The IMPROV Mind-Set in the Grand Stretch philosophy of play before participating in this programme.

WHO? | We decode a process behind creating characters, and a method by which characters can be made three dimensional and played truthfully. Know who are you, identify 'the other', and discover who else exists in the world of your characters. Workshops are focussed on: Original & Observed Character Creation; Social & Personal Status; Complimentary & Parallel Characters; Points of View; Emotional Truth & Reaction; Relationships.


WHERE? | We focus on committing to and enhancing the world of your scene with: Mime & Space Object Work; Crossover Characters & People as Objects; Scene Painting & Narration; Establishing Activity & Breaking Routine.


WHAT? | If improvised stories are journeys without maps, then this intensive is your quintessential navigational tool-kit - combining all the skills we've learned so far with a new focus on: ˜

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