Grand Stretch

This bespoke 2-day intensive is yours for the taking, because it’s yours in the making…

On the Saturday morning, participants will be invited to anonymously set objectives and aspirations for the weekend. This will be made possible by the highly technical process of writing things on post-it notes and sticking them on the nearest available wall. Leaving that to one side, we will turn our attention to discovering each other through play in the Grand Stretch philosophy and style.

After our first break, we will turn our attention back to the post-its, informing a trajectory for the weekend. This plan will utilise specific improv exercises, theatre games and scene work to target the needs and objectives outlined by the group.

It’s (quite literally) all to play for!


  • No previous experience of any kind is required. It doesn’t matter where you are on your improv journey, because The WEEKEND WORKSHOP is open to everyone and anything. However, as this is not an ‘introduction to performance’ class, we do recommend that participants be somewhat experienced and confident performers.
  • Participation is guaranteed by advanced online registration only, as capacity for both programmes is strictly limited to 10 participants.

All Grand Stretch workshops are facilitated by Darren Yorke – multi-skilled maker of theatre and music, and founder of Grand Stretch. He established this improvisation-based Irish arts company in 2017 with a view to providing life-long learning experiences in the arts, diversifying the theatre experience, and inspiring a culture of creativity for all ages and abilities.

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If you have any questions regarding this programme, or other upcoming workshops, you are most welcome to contact, or call 085 785 2448

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