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picture by Tamara Taylor (can)

December 16 & 17 - WOMEN IN IMPROV weekend

It is finally here.... A Women in Improv weekend. 

A workshop for female (identified) improvisers to explore, share and practice the craft of improvised theatre. 

It will be a weekend filled with bad-ass character work, in-depth leading and following, practicing bold moves, tapping in on our vulnerable side and using our body to express and take action.

Wonderful things can happen in an all-female environment. The level of support, playfulness, safety and openness always delights me, and inspires the improv in new ways. 


Laura made it worth flying to Amsterdam for a weekend. Her workshop encouraged and empowered me to think further and push my boundaries as a female improvisor.
— Leonie Traffelet - Zürich, Switzerland

Facts & Figures

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picture from storytellingfestival.nl

  • Saturday December 16 & Sunday December 17
  • Both days 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
  • Including a short presentation at the Sunday night show 
  • We are collaborating with the wonderful MEZRAB for the workshop studio and the show. 
  • Veemkade 576, Amsterdam
  • Including coffee, tea, snacks and a useful handout. 
  • € 175,- incl. BTW for 12 hours of workshop (+ presentation). If you are resided abroad, I only have to charge you € 145,- (no VAT).
  • For women, trans, and female identified with min. of 2 years of improv experience.
  • Min. 6, max. 10 participants

You can apply through this form.


Being with only women made that we were connected right away; the atmosphere was open from the beginning. And there was a lot to discuss about what it is like to improvise as a woman!

Laura is a great teacher. Really recommended!
— Meinou Lambeck - Utrecht, the Netherlands

picture by Tamara Taylor (can)

picture by Tamara Taylor (can)

About Laura

I am an Amsterdam-based improv trainer and actress. A year ago I founded The Ferocious Four, an all-female action themed improv show. It has been a wonderful experience to direct this all-female cast, and to bring the format and the work to other countries. It has truly changed me as an improviser. 

Last summer I was in San Francisco, I was invited to assist in the Women's Improv Intensive by Rebecca Stockley and Kimberly Maclean at BATS. There I saw, what I have seen in every all-female group in my career: magic happened. I knew I wanted to bring this concept to Amsterdam as well. 

Furthermore, I love biking, traveling, cats, pancakes, making lists, taking leaps, staying up late and sleeping in. Also, my last name is a castle. True story.

The ‘Women in Improv’ workshop was a revelation. In the space of 12 hours, Laura was able to create a safe space in which female improvisors of different ages, countries and backgrounds could band together and overcome or address challenges, which were often shared by almost everyone.

There were so many insights, so many aha moments that emerged from the work we did under Laura’s masterful guidance, that I can wholeheartedly recommend it to any female improvisor who wants to make more empowered choices on and off stage.
— Kelly Agathos - Brussels, Belgium

Do you feel up for it? Two days of improv in a delightful group of boss ladies?  Fill in this form!

Still got some questions? Email me laura -at- lauradoorneweerd -dot- nl or give me a call + 31 6 123 66 278

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I am looking forward to meet you! 

Again, don't hesitate to reach out at:

  • laura -at- lauradoorneweerd -dot- nl
  • Tel. + 31 6 123 66 278
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picture by robin straaijer (NED)