In 1995 he graduated from the University College of Ripon and York with a degree in « Theatre, film and television« . In 1996 he moved to Paris and continued his career as a professional improviser. In 2001 he was one of the founding members of the Improfessionals. The Improfessionals were pioneers of Anglophone style improvisation in France and Mark has explored a wide range of improvisation formats with them: Cabaret, Long form, Gorilla, Maestro, Improvised Musicals, Trance Mask, Theatresports, Catch Impro, Match d’impro…
Mark directed the first regular Maestro in French in 2010. Then in 2012 Mark organized and supervised the French translation of Keith Johnstone’s book “Impro – improvisation and theatre”.
He also teaches and makes Trance Masks and created “Trance Mask France” to promote this line of improvised performance in France in 2015. In recent years he has toured with his unique show format “Trio” where he performs a long form with 2 audience members.
Mark has worked with many international improvisation teachers and he participates in improvisation festivals all over Europe.
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All Sessions by Mark Jane
- Day 1
11:00 - 17:00
"The long-form journey" 2 days
11:00 - 17:00
This workshop presents story structure based on Christopher Vogler's adaptation of "The Hero's Journey". The participants will discover how to use this structure in a manner adapted for an improvised long form narrative performance. This unique workshop provides tools for developing and applying the "Hero's Journey" in a flexible and free way that does not make the improvisation rigid and predictable. The Hero’s Journey is not a prison that restricts your improvisation, in understanding the movements of a story the Hero’s Journey liberates the creativity in any long form narrative performance.