Improvisational theatre or improv is where the participants come up with scenes and play games from suggestions taken by the audience. One of the basic principles of this type of improvisation is that the actor will not have time to think and will use his/her whole mind, instead of just the conscious part. Improv is all about positivity and living in the moment.
Each week we will study one area of Improv to improve participants’ skills, however the majority of time will be spent playing improv games and performing to the group. The initial aim is to find a group of committed individuals to prepare for a monthly performance in Georgetown. Ultimately it will aim to create a performance at the Georgetown Festival 2018. The club will look for participants to take ownership of the clubs future and build it up into a permanent presence in Penang.
Leon Bukowski is a British comedian who has appeared at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, the Dragon Club and the Comedy Balloon in the UK. He has qualified for comedy competitions such as ‘So you think you are funny?’ Royal Court Theatre Liverpool, Comedy Trust Showcase, and the 2002 Liverpool Comedy Festival where he Interviewed Jimmy Carr live on stage. He has acted and directed with many different improv groups, amateur dramatic groups and theatrical productions as an actor and director in a variety of countries. He also has had various television and radio appearances in the UK including his own radio show on Diversity FM.
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Take a look at our Past Performances here (opens in a new window)