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Comedy & Character with Nancy Zamit

Thursdays, 29th February - 28th March 2024
Thursdays, 29th Feb -28th March 6pm - 9pm
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Join Nancy Zamit for a 5-week deep dive into comedy and characterisation. Whether you are creating your own work, auditioning or simply looking to grow your comedic instincts this is for you.

Week 1/ Improvisation

Using improvisation techniques to create character. Learn how you can find inspiration from the biggest and the smallest moments. There are no wrong ideas.

Week 2/ Clowning

Learning Clowning techniques to hone comedic beats and inform and refine character work.

Week 3/ Script Work

Looking at existing scripts and seeing what can be found from text alone. How do different people interpret the same words in different ways? How can different comedic styles be created by the same play text?

Week 4/ Backstory/audience response

Building on improv and clowning work from weeks 1+2 we will look at bulking out character and building rhythm with an audience.

Week 5/ Director/Actor Inspiration

Collaborative environments can as challenging as they are rewarding. We will look at how to practically use all the things we have learnt in a joyful, collaborative useful way. Learn how to blend your comedic style with other actors and be able to be mailable with direction.


Course Details


18 - 30



February - 29th

March - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Venue: 443-445 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LW

Price: £130

Am I eligible for a free place?

At The National Youth Theatre we never want cost to be a barrier, that's why we offer limited free spaces on each course. For a free place, please fill out the short application form here

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at those 18-30

What about access needs?

Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact auditionandcourses@nyt.org.uk

What should I bring?

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a snack and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), a notepad and a pen


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on auditionsandcourses@nyt.org.uk


Nancy Zamit

Course Director