Improvisation Workshop with Nathan Keates

Saturday 29th April 2017, 5-7pm in Jarman Studio 1 (Buy Tickets for £5)

Improviser and teacher Nathan Keates offers a two-hour workshop introducing improv to children on the spectrum. Suitable for ages 12-16.

Positive Triggers

I have a bag, so in the bag I have: paper; pens; rubber chickens; juggling balls; and maybe balloons. I generally use the balls and I note stuff down with the paper and pens. The chickens may go off, squeak: it’s for kids classes.

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): no

What is the lighting level?: Regular lighting

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): No

Repetitive noises: Unforeseen

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: Unforeseen

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Unforeseen

Is there background sound/music: No

Interactivity and Participation

Are participants required to…

Walk around: Yes. In terms of accessibility, it would be good to know in advance if there is a wheel-chair user.

Undertake directed movement: Yes, i.e. instructions

Read: No

Draw: No

Construct things: Yes. However, with themselves possibly.

Paint: No

Sing: Possible, but unlikely.

Participate in pairs or groups with others: Yes, most of the workshop

Other Details:

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: N/A

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: Definitely.

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: Definitely.

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 2 hours

Is there an intermission: Yes

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the workshop? No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the workshop): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: Yes, but it will be short as I can make it.

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your workshop have any distinctive smells: No

Does your workshop have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does your workshop involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: No

Are balloons used in your workshop: Can be, but I don’t think I have any anymore.

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: Possibly

To what extent is your workshop dialogue driven: This depends on the participants.

Are there any props in the performance that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: No