Learn improv

Marius Vetaas Thomassen

I have performed on stage 100+ times in 3 countries and coached workshops on a weekly basis for three years, in both Norwegian and English.

“I have learned a lot from performing with Marius and attending his improv workshops”

Eigil Solberg Smørås
Getting started

In this module we focus on taking small steps just outside your comfort zone, and on finding enjoyment and growth opportunities in remaining there. In using games we will have lots of fun while slowly and steadily getting to know the fundamentals of improv. The games will leave you feeling that you’ve unleashed yourself both physically and mentally.

Strong characters

Characters are at the basis of improv, and having strong character traits makes your improv engaging and compelling for the audience. Through exercises and games we explore, establish understanding of and heighten these traits, and it’s always such good fun. Additionally, in this module, we work on bringing yourself into the character using teachings associated with method acting.

Quick tip on creating characters
Engaging and compelling stories

The audience want to be brought on a journey, they want to escape their daily lives and be amazed, but they also want to recognize challenges and big moments from their own lives. In improv a story does tend to unfold by itself, but having that storytelling toolbox can ensure this happens every time. This module focuses on the theory of storytelling in the context of improv, and through simple exercises theory becomes practice very quickly.

Believing is performing

Improv can be complicated, or it can be easy. This module focuses on something so basic, but ever so hard: Listening to your partner and believing in the situation. If you do these two things, you will create interesting stories every single time.

Marius is good at making sense of concepts and principles in improv. He is determined and full of passion, and has a strong desire to help you.

Karoline Folkvord Ryen

Marius is positive and direct and provides exercises that help you evolve. Favorite moments include working on scene initiation and characters.

Niklas Göransson

He is an inspiring, inclusive and relaxed instructor who always listens. I can recommend Marius to anyone who wants to learn improv.

Eigil Solberg Smørås
Contact me today

Reach out via e-mail at mariusvth@gmail.com or via phone +47 47253312.