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.
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.
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
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
Construct things: Yes. However, with themselves possibly.
Sing: Possible, but unlikely.
Participate in pairs or groups with others: Yes, most of the workshop
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