Through the Door Improv workshops

A series of improvisation workshops for women & non-binary folk, exploring impro in theatre, comedy, storytelling, devising, making and writing.

Term 4 is now open for applications from new participants. The new group will run for 6 Sundays 11am-2pm, from October 27 – December 1. The venue is Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT. Shakespeare’s Globe is fully wheelchair-accessible.

The full course costs £180 or £90 concession. There are a limited number of £20 bursary spaces available to those for whom the concessionary rate is an obstacle to attendance.



Tuesday October 15.

Priority will be given to people who identify as disabled, LGBTQ+, working class and/or people of colour.

An invitation from facilitator Angela Clerkin:

I care passionately about the visibility, confidence, quality, and power of women in improvisation, theatre and the world. While I am thrilled that there are more female improvisers in the UK than ever before, there is still a lot of work to be done. Let’s be more inclusive of WOC, disabled women, LGBTQ, working class peeps and all the intersections. I believe this will benefit everyone; challenging, enriching & changing us – and the stories we improvise.

As a working-class queer woman, I am aware of what effect lack of opportunities can have on the spirit. When creative doors have opened for me I haven’t always had the confidence or know-how to step into my most powerful and generous performing self. There have also been many times when the door has been opened for me and I have stepped through and flourished.

My brilliant guest facilitators and I are keen to pass on the good stuff and continue learning. Sessions include: making active choices, trusting what happens next, playing with status and privilege, being robust and welcoming vulnerability, breathing and taking it slow, advancing the narrative, holding the door open for each other, using images and movement to tell stories.

The workshops are open to women and NBs who are actors,  improvisors and theatre-makers at all levels of experience who want to train, practise and hone their improvisation skills. 

I look forward to stepping through the door with you.

Published on:
8 Oct 2019


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