Luxembourg-based improvisational theatre (improv) company Dig Deep Improv has announced the upcoming launch of its new season, starting on Monday 11 September 2023.
Originally from Ireland, Melissa Dalton launched Dig Deep Improv when she moved to Luxembourg in 2021. She runs improv courses, workshops, jam nights and teambuilding events for all levels. The upcoming Taster Workshop and six-week course are open to complete beginners who have never tried improv before.
Speaking to Chronicle.lu, Melissa described improv as "a wonderful art form" which she was working to bring to more people in Luxembourg. She explained that improv can benefit people's personal and professional lives and help them build various skills, from active listening and teamwork to encouraging creativity and celebrating their mistakes. She added that she hoped Dig Deep Improv would help "bring back a sense of play and silliness" to participants' daily lives and help them "reconnect with their inner child". She also hoped they would gain confidence as they "loosen up" and meet new people. Regarding this social aspect, participants can also bond over food and drinks after each Dig Deep Improv workshop.
Melissa is herself an improviser, actor, voiceover artist and radio presenter. "Teaching improv brings me an incredible amount of joy," she said. "It is fascinating to watch a group of people who don't know each other gather together to try something new and a little nerve-racking. Yet within a short time they are putting themselves out there, surprising themselves and being silly." She added that it was important to create a "safe environment" in her workshops. "Improv relies on a willingness to try, fail and to see where a scene takes us," she said.
Upcoming Dig Deep Improv events
Monday 11 September @ 19:00 (Oscar's Bar): Improv Taster Workshop; tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/digdeepimprov/993370
Tuesday 12 September @ 19:00 (Oscar's Bar): Improv Intermediate Workshop; tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/digdeepimprov/993387
Tuesdays from 19 September to 24 October (Oscar's Bar): Six-week Improv course; tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/digdeepimprov/1000061
Wednesday 20 September @ 19:30 (Rocas bar): Improv Jam Night; tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/digdeepimprov/994315
Booking is required. Further information is available on Dig Deep Improv's social media pages.
Melissa Dalton, Dig Deep Improv