The Art of Intimacy & Authenticity in Improv

Level 3: The Art of Intimacy & Authenticity in Improv

6 Week Evening Course - Next course takes place from Monday 28th March.

The race to find the funny in improv can often leave us exhausted and up in our heads. With grounded improv, we strive to find authenticity between characters and relationships. We learn how to slow things down. As improvisers, we become more honest. Characters become deeper and more meaningful. Relationships become more realistic and true to life. The narrative comes from the connection between the characters rather than created by the actors. All characters and scenes are grounded in reality and there are less space monkeys in the closet!

In this course we learn to let go. We ditch the suggestions from the audience, we ditch conflict, we ditch the "who, what where and when". Instead we try to discover who our characters are and why they are in this scene. An optional showcase takes place on course completion. Class size is kept small to maximise participant focus

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform organic scenes and characters through listening and reading our stage partners
  • Build more realistic characters
  • Display and utilise physical space to influence character and scene
  • The ability to create both drama and humour while maintaining the integrity of our characters
  • Using formats to weave strong narratives
Running over 6 Monday evenings (7pm to 10pm) from 28th March 2022.
Course dates
28th March
4th April
11th April
18th April
25th April
(No class 2nd May)
9th May

Course Entry Requirements Participants must have completed Level 2 training or equivalent training elsewhere.

Payment Options:  Course cost is €220. (Payment plans available)

36 Parnell Square West
Dublin 1
D01 T6V6


"I was thrilled to see the Intimacy & Authenticity course by Neil Curran advertised and signed up immediately. The topic is so vital for good improv and Neil is an expert improv teacher. The course met all my expectations. Everyone taking part was facilitated gently into an honest and authentic space in their scenes. The course was truly rewarding to take part in. I highly recommend this course."
- Louise McHugh, Associate Professor of Psychology, UCD
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