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Press Start Hong Kong

Suite 506, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Hong Kong, HKI

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Explore improv and roleplaying, hone your facilitation skills and learn to create a character in this special workshop series with TBCHK!

About this Event

Hot on the heels of our Let's TTRPG series... we're beyond excited to bring you a workshop series on improv and roleplaying!

Improv for Mastering Roleplay is a 3-part workshop series, designed in collaboration with To Be Continued... HK, exploring improv and its applicability for the world of roleplaying games (RPGs). This series is for those wanting to widen their skillsets in gameplay, as hosts, creating the world of character, and/or honing teamwork for truly great RPG success!

Interested in improv but not so much in RPGs? No worries - the world of improv and its associated skills and concepts are not limited to games, and you'll find that all of the topics we'll be going through during the series are universally applicable within your friends and organizations!

You do not need improv or RPG experience to join this workshop series, but you do need to love having fun and be willing to get silly (and maybe a touch nerdy!).

Session 1: Intro to Improv (April 8)

A fast and fun introduction to improvisation for absolutely anyone!

We'll cover the basics of what improv is, and how you can apply the techniques beyond the stage.

Our time will be spent on our feet with playful games and exercises which practice and observe:

  • Creativity
  • Integrating fun
  • Support

Session 2: Hosting & Team Play (April 15)

In Week 2, we'll look at how we pull all players in, making space for others and finding space for ourselves. Discussion of introversion/extroversion, balance in a team, and crafting a cohesive space for new and experienced people in any setting.

Particular focus on:

  • Collaboration
  • Active Listening
  • Staying present

Session 3: Character (April 22)

We'll run exercises to flesh out characters you've already crafted, or find new ones you can use in future. You can then bring these approaches out at any time, to re-consider or share with others.

A session dedicated to all things character:

  • Building a great character, someone who isn't you, but finds roots from your experiences & knowledge
  • Staying consistent and in character across time and games
  • Journeying through the physical, verbal and choices of a character

Workshop Logistics

Date: April 8, 15, 22 (Thursdays)

Time: 7-9:30 pm

Venue: Press Start Hong Kong, Suite 506, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Program fee: HKD750 for 3 sessions (average HKD250/session)

Please note that this is a 3-part series. Attendance in Session 1 is required for Session 2, and attendance in Sessions 1 and 2 is required for Session 3.

PLEASE READ: Health & Safety Measures

1. We are capping attendance at 12 pax and will only accept attendees who have purchased a ticket via Eventbrite.

2. We will take your body temperature upon arrival and request you to fill out an online health declaration form. We reserve the right to decline your attendance if your temperature is above 37.6°C or if you do not fill out the form.

3. Please wear a mask during the event and do not attend if you are showing signs of illness. We will provide hand sanitizer on site, and will endeavor to observe social distancing guidelines in all activities.

4. This course is dependent on being able to meet in person. Should the pandemic situation deteriorate, we will keep all our participants updated with any changes. We will endeavor to reschedule the workshop to a later date if possible, and are happy to refund course fees on a pro-rata basis (i.e. depending on how many sessions have been run).

Your Instructor

Lauren Berning is the Founder of To Be Continued... in Edinburgh, as well as its Hong Kong branch. She is an improviser of 20+ years, who performs, teaches and shares the collaborative values of the art with any and all.

She is a lover of teamwork as well as games, and will use this fun 3-part series to swiftly bring you into her improv world so you can then take it away into yours.

About To Be Continued... HK

“To Be Continued... HK ”, the sister branch to their UK location, is an improvisational comedy theatre company performing and teaching both short and long-form improv styles, and offering improv-led corporate training. TBC HK is founded on 3 core principles, user throughout all their work:

1. “Yes, and…”

2. Make each other look good

3. There is no failure!

They perform, teach and spread the good word of the noble art of spontaneous improvised comedic performance throughout Hong Kong.

About Press Start Hong Kong

Press Start Hong Kong is a first-of-its-kind games consultancy on a mission to change the world through play and games, and to unlock the full potential of games as a platform for learning, innovation and inspiration.

Aside from our day-to-day consultancy work and education projects through Press Start Academy, we also curate and host open community events such as our signature Board Game Socials, game and trivia nights, and our Let's TTRPG! series. Over the years we've been lucky to build a thriving community around games. We look forward to having you join us!

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