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Sanskriti Kendra

Workshop: Class Apart – Improvising in the style of Jane Austen and Bridgerton with Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Join Amy Cooke-Hodgson (from the West End hit comedy show, Austentatious!) in this 3-hour workshop as she guides you through techniques and exercises to create scenes in the style of adored British author, Jane Austen and the hit TV series, Bridgerton.

Workshop: Class Apart – Improvising in the style of Jane Austen and Bridgerton with Amy Cooke-Hodgson
Workshop: Class Apart – Improvising in the style of Jane Austen and Bridgerton with Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+5:30

Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Anand Gram, Aya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110047, India

About the event

The Make Em Ups and Kaivalya Plays invite you to

CLASS APART: IMPROVISING IN THE STYLE OF JANE AUSTEN AND BRIDGERTON

With Amy Cooke-Hodgson

Join Amy Cooke-Hodgson (from the West End hit comedy show, Austentatious!) in this 3-hour workshop as she guides you through techniques and exercises to create scenes in the style of adored British author, Jane Austen and the hit TV series, Bridgerton.

Explore social status and manners, melodrama, repressed emotions, subtext and staging techniques to bring theatre and pathos to the improv stage, and recreate the Victorian and Regency era on the Indian stage.

This workshop is best suited for students, actors, improvisers and literature / pop culture buffs with some prior experience in improv theatre as well as the literary universe of Jane Austen and Bridgerton, or an interest in the Victorian and Regency era of British society.

The workshop will be held at Sanskriti Kendra in Aya Nagar, South Delhi. Participants can sign up for the workshop for INR 1499 (regular price) or INR 1349 (early bird prices till March 31st). Participants can also sign up to this workshop and three other workshops (Introduction to Musical Improv, Essentials of Acting for Improvisers, Harry Potter Improv) for a combined workshop pass at INR 5999/-. 

About The Facilitator

Amy Cooke-Hodgson is a versatile actress, performer and drama educator. She is the co-founder of the improv company The Make Em Ups, with whom she stars in the show "Bumper Blyton" as well as the co-founder of  the award-winning West End hit comedy show, "Austentatious!". Recent stage credits include the Queen in the UK première of lost Cole Porter musical Jubilee, a nine-month run as the bar maid in Opera Up Close’s Olivier Award-winning La Bohème, Betty in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Kim in Personals, Ida in Honk! and Catherine in Proof. Other recent credits include two films with Kwame Lestrade for Oval House Theatre and Centrepoint, a pilot for BBC Comedy and some silly voices for Cartoon Network. An experienced improviser, her comedy career includes performances with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, improvised hip-hop band Abandoman and The Oxford Imps [UK & USA Tour].  With a passion for contemporary musical theatre, Amy co-founded Maple Giant Theatre in 2005 and received critical acclaim in particular for her direction of The Last 5 Years and tick..tick..BOOM!

About The Organizers

About Make Em Ups Theatre Company

'The Make Em Ups' Theatre company proudly present their 5 Star show “Bumper Blyton”. The show has toured extensively across the UK and in arts festivals across Europe and is coming to India for the first time! They are winners of various UK-based theatre and comedy awards, such as the Chortle Award for best live Entertainment show and a Fringe award at the Edinburgh Festival. The company was formed in 2016 by Amy Cooke-Hodgson (founder of Edfringe and Multi-Award-winning West End hit Austentatious) and Jonah Fazel (BAFTA-winning History Bombs) with the aim to create popular and high-quality improvised theatre. The rotating cast is some of the UK's best-known comedy improvisation performers and can also be seen on stage in the West-End hits, ‘Showstoppers The Improvised Musical’, ‘Austentatious’ and the longest-running live comedy show in the UK ‘Newsreview’. Between them, they have won numerous awards for their work, including 2 Oliver Awards, 2 Chortle awards, 1 BAFTA, 2 National Television Society awards and many more!

About Kaivalya Plays

Kaivalya Plays is a performing arts and production company led by Varoon P. Anand as its Artistic Director and Gaurav Singh Nijjer as General Manager. With its roots in the cultural capital of India, New Delhi, the group has created innovative artistic experiences with a focus on community-building. Our artistic training is grounded in improvisational theatre, lying at the intersection of short-form improvisation (for performances and workshop) and applied improvisation (with a focus on mental health, business, education, and training). Our work has been featured in TelegraphIndia Today, The Hindu, Indian Express, Financial Express among others.

Tickets

  • Individual Pass - Regular

    ₹1,499.00
    +₹37.48 service fee
  • Four Workshop Pass

    This ticket includes access to this workshop and three other workshops (Essentials of Acting, Harry Potter and Jane Austen Improv) by the Make Em Ups theatre company.

    ₹5,999.00
    +₹149.98 service fee
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