Ludus Ludius Improvisation Collective – 'Harold Teams' – A training programme

Free* improvisational comedy training for a year

For one whole year Ludus Ludius Improv shall deliver rehearsals for as many people as is possible for no charge at all. Held at Rummer Tavern or an alternative venue weekly to build the improvisational comedy community in Cardiff and perform comedy in this improvised fashion. The UK has a endless supply of festivals including improvisation focused ones too and the desire is to have teams prepared to enter these. Our Harold Teams will be able to play with the greats of the UK impro circuit.

Ludus Ludius has run projects since 2007 with various performers, artists, actors, dancers, musicians and improvisers. Producing over five productions more than once in various cities with constant flow of talents and backgrounds. We have presented shows with audience responses such as "bonkers" and "phenomenal".

The aims of the collective are to deliver improvisation to the masses of Cardiff to increase the use of improvisation in Cardiff and Wales and to build the knowledge base of improvisation in the general public. Therefore by setting out to form multiple 'home' teams with the Chicago long-form improv comedy show, 'Harold', Ludus Ludius can truly grasp audiences and preach the impro word of glorious comedic wonder. The Harold was a revelation in improv many years ago when Del Close and Charna Halpern developed it and this won't be the first time it has come to Cardiff. In 2010 from January till March the Gate Art Centre saw a short run in their café as a taster to what may come from this epidemic of hilarity.

Taught by Nathan Keates who has been facilitating improvisation workshops in various cities, including for American players in Pennsylvania. Starting in 2006, Keates has delivered results to children with learning difficult, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD, the working Cardiff community, to London improvisers, for students, to school children and even to actors. Having recently come back from a short run of 'Emblem' in the Edinburgh Fringe, Keates is keen to bring more and more improvised comedy to this lovely seagull infested city.

* Instead of having an audition process, Ludus Ludius wishes to allow all to take part. Therefore, to show commitment and passion for the project it is asked to attend workshops to build the same base of experience as other players. These are open public workshops and not officially apart of this project.

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