Improv toolbox: Freeform, scene edits and organic transitions

We all love to see movies with smooth and gentle transitions. To see different pieces of a jigsaw fall in place, echoing previous themes in parallel dimensions. To follow a camera moving and jumping from a character to another without the viewer noticing it 

This is a workshop about transitions and edits, to create organic freeform shows, without any break. Using different techniques (from classical improv edits revisited to movie shots), you will learn different tools you can use to improve your freeform, longform or even shortform shows.

Based on a total trust in your partners, you will experiment a new intensive way of improvising, where the game is everywhere, at every moment, without a pause.

Boundaries aren’t limits, they create playgrounds!

Practical requirements


Possible durations
  • 3h – Basic toolbox of transitions.
  • 6h – Full toolbox and work on the freeform philosophy.
  • 9 to 18h – A whole approach to freeform as performed in the show Just Play.
Number of participants
  • 3 to 6h – Maximum 14 participants.
  • 9 to 18h – Maximum 16 participants.
Level of the workshop
  • 3 to 12h – Intermediate/Advanced.
  • 18h – Advanced/Professional.

The format: Musical Puzzle

A freeform show, inspired by music and based on interacting with all the musical offers. Can be performed with a local musician or a local sound improviser that would follow the workshop, or with Gael as a sound improviser.

Gael Doorneweerd-Perry is a phenomenal teacher and performer. From the moment he hits the stage, you are grabbed by his presence and impressed by the ease with which he works with his cast mates and the audience. As a teacher, students are impressed by not only his vast knowledge of the improv art form but his passion for teaching and performing it. His tools, knowledge and personality make everyone around him better. A truly pillar of the improv community.

Will Luera

Artistic Director, Improv Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota - USA)