Phil Lunn Is…
…whoever tonight’s audience wants him to be.
A new person, with new songs, every show.
All completely improvised, based on ideas from the audience.
And I work with…
I work with several theatrical and comedy improv groups, in London and elsewhere.
I’m either providing the music, or I’m on stage.
And some groups from other places
Teatribu (Milan) • Le Théâtre de l’Oignon (Strasbourg) • Neil + 1 (Dublin) • Renegade Saints (Vienna) • La Carpe Haute (Strasbourg) • Lusty Mannequins (Toronto) • EuroTrash (San Francisco) • Kuje Impro (Jyväskylä) • Trickle (Belgium) • Crumbs Garage (Winnipeg / Atlanta) • History Under The Influence (Austin, Texas) • Girls Girls Girls (Austin, Texas)
…and for other improvisers
I regularly teach and coach improvisers in improvised singing.
This course covers song structures, rhyming, opening numbers, and moving from scene into song.
In this course we look at more advanced structures and patterns, and further explore group performances.
- I also run shorter courses, for groups in London and internationally. As well as introductory courses, I’m currently teaching the following workshops:
We’ve got a great character. They love cars, and they’re a bit nervous. Great! Next step—how would this person propose to the girlfriend? How would they respond to an alien attack? In this workshop, we create characters who feel authentic and believable. We’ll get to know them so well, that it will be easy to make decisions in scenes.
What should I sing about?
OK, so we’ve left our scene and now we’re in a song. Great. Now let’s focus it. What is the topic? From what angle? And where are we going as the song progresses? In this workshop we’ll look at how to find the ‘core’ of a song, and how to derive the shape and journey of it.
Creating songs like magic
This workshop looks at creating songs in a less structured organic way, that are catchy, non-narrative, fun and that work well in groups.