The Match is the absolute most famous improvised show performed in the French speaking world. It is epic, demanding, riotous, challenging, and an absolute audience favorite!

In this course, we will learn the bits and bobs of what makes the Match one of my favorite shows, and also one that is most trickiest to perform. Based on more than 15 years of experience in performing, producing, directing and coaching this show, we will explore a “modern version” of the format, coming from my education in Strasbourg and my travels around many of the most active communities in the world. From playing genre-based monologues to fabulous adventures, this show that looks like a competitive shortform to the audience needs to be played like a collaborative longform—all that while leaning into the challenges and playing the show of competition as hard as we can!

You will learn both the rules of the form and the philosophy of the show, diving into the details of what to play in the match, but mostly how to play the match! It will teach you to be sharper in creating arcs for your scenes, one-upping your fellow players, and daring to play within challenging restrictions to the best of your capacity. The match has made me play things I never thought I could, solely because my team had no choice but to send someone in! Ceremonial, categories, caucus, none of this will have any secrets for you when we approach the internal mini-championship at the end of the season.

Jump in the boat of this fascinating format that brings every year hundreds of thousands of people in theatres, and get ready to blow your audience away!

This course is for advanced players and very welcoming to players with a tendency for longform as well, and will spread over 24 weeks from September to April, including multiple showcases—one in December and a series of them in March-April.

The subscription to this course is included as part of the Adventurer and Trail Blazer memberships.

Monday Sep 16 to Apr 7 (Showcases on 02/12 and March-April to be determined)
19:00 to 20:30
€ 490,- for 24 classes.
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Grote Zaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

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