Workshops: Dramatic Improvisation for Actors, Three Worlds


Three Worlds presents a two-day workshop for actors who want to develop their skills in dramatic improvisation.

Saturday 28 September & Saturday 12 October

We will work in a small group on a range of improvising techniques:

• using movement patterns to create drama
• understanding and using dramatic structure • ways of staging any scene or location
• editing devices
• stage business
• using locations and environments
• using different styles
• tempo of a scene

The aim of the workshop is to give performers skills to:

• create characters of emotional depth
• recognise dramatic conflict as it develops on stage
• build on the trajectory of the scene to its climax
• follow the scene into its resolution – allowing characters to change and complete their journey

Places are limited to nine participants. To secure your place, please email us with some information on your background and why you would like to participate. While this is not a course for beginners, if you have limited experience but a keen drive and enthusiasm for dramatic improvisation, let us know.

The fee for the two-day workshop is £40.

The workshop will be taught by Andrew St. John, Artistic Director of Three Worlds. Andrew was previously Artistic Director of Tellers Theatre, funded by The London Arts Board to produce dramatic improvisations in community spaces. He was an Associate Director of Empty Space Theatre Company, responsible for developing large-scale work using improvisation and archetypes. More recently, he was Artistic Director of Melting Pot, a dramatic improvising company, and was a regular performer and teacher with Chris Johnston's company, Fluxx.

If you are interested or would like further information, please email