Three weeks ago MIssImp had the great fortune to spend time in workshops and show with the legendary Susan Messing, What fun. Lots of people have things to say about her, and the improv we did with her. This is the third post about our thoughts. Jamie Reblogged from: http://sevenism.tumblr.com/post/57708553531/some-writing-about-some-improv-stuff
Two weeks ago MIssImp had the great fortune to spend time in workshops and show with the legendary Susan Messing, What fun. Lots of people have things to say about her, and the improv we did with her. This is the second of a couple of posts about our thoughts.
Two weeks ago MIssImp had the great fortune to spend time in workshops and show with the legendary Susan Messing, What fun. Lots of people have things to say about her, and the improv we did with her. This is the first of a couple of posts about our thoughts.
If you’re like me, your first exposure to improvised comedy will have come with this man on Channel 4’s classic Whose Line Is It Anyway? Alongside the likes of Josie Lawrence, Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops and Tony Slattery, Paul Merton made his name on the popular show before becoming a
On Monday night I saw musical improv maestros The Maydays play host to the incomparably dubbed Parallelogramohonograph (or simply PGraph) from Austin, Texas at the Marlborough Little Theatre – a charmingly dinky space above a pub in the heart of Brighton. Based at Austin’s Hideout Theatre (which they play a
Coming Upstairs? When we received an invitation from the brand spanking new, Birmingham-based Upstairs Improv to perform in their inaugural show on 26th April 2012, we were of course thrilled and in some respects relieved. Discovering another force for improv in the sunny Midlands was somewhat like meeting someone with
In the words of MissImp performer Trilochon Chatterjee: Workshops of the gods A couple of weekends ago, I joined a bunch of MissImpers at a workshop by Brandon Gardner of New York’s Upright Citizens’ Brigade theatre. The most intriguing part of this for me was his introduction to the idea
Another really cool post from ImprovMantra about how we use the “rules” of improv. It’s a tricky business choosing how to train and nurture these ideas and whether to lay them down as rules, guidelines or a toolbox of techniques. Like many things in life I think it’s worth getting
A new video of Dave Morris, a Canadian improviser, talking about the “Way of Improv” in an independent Ted talk. A great intro to improv for newbies and a brilliant reminder of the foundation of what we do for experienced improvisers. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUO-pWJ0riQ&w=560&h=315]
As ever, the fabulous Tina Fey spices up the most tedious of topics: some guy in business who read her book BossyPants and liked her improv rules. Read ’em here on The Savvy Intern (seriously): Tina Fey’s Rules For Improv…And Your Career. We know them, and they’re an excellent summary.
I’m leaping on the neutrino bandwagon, though without the aim of claiming that science has destroyed itself (because I’m not an idiot). My thoughts here come out of a discussion of emotion in improv scenes during one of Klaus Peter Schreiner‘s workshops in Nottingham and some rumination that followed… How