This is a message to the most recent graduates of our improv course. And every other improviser. And Americans.
How completely exciting. Save the date for next Thursday, at The Alexander Bar for your seat for a brand new kind of improv experiment. Three by Two is 3 long (15 minute-ish) scenes performed by pairs of improvisers. Our theme (loosely, because we don’t want to think about it too much, or pre-plan) is ‘family’. [...]
Every now and then I have a moment of anxiety around ‘teaching’ improv. How can you teach a bunch of people to make stuff up? Well, that isn’t what you ‘teach’. What you end up teaching is all the things people need to let go of, all the stuff that stops them, from being in [...]
For those of you interested in a good read, take a look at Lisa Greenstein’s post about how improv… wait. Read the post. It is beautiful.
The thing I am most excited for this week is the Wednesday Western. That’s because I bought boots in Prague. But then, when I think about Thursdays at Thornton Hall I get those weird thrills. Really. I am so lucky to be in this amazing position of making it up for fun for two whole [...]
Jam Sandwich, our monthly long form improv show at the fabulous Upstairs at Alexander Bar, had its premier performance last night, and it was great. Old hand improvisers, me, Ryan, Lisa and Leon welcomed brand new first timer Zanne onto stage and she was fantastic, as we improvised a La Ronde and then a free [...]
We christened Upstairs at Alexander Bar with improv on Saturday afternoon because fave player Ryan Jales decided to do what he loves on his birthday; improvise. He invited his friends to watch while we had the time of our lives performing a format we learned in Oz called Stuck in The Middle. It was great [...]
We are hurtling towards the end of the year (can you even believe it?)with a few more of our regular shows left before we take a small break. Our last TheatreSports show takes place on Tuesday the 11th of December at the Kalk Bay Theatre, and it’s a really special one. Once again we are [...]
Last night’s show was special. It included a squirrel that I thought was a Tibetan wizard’s singing bowl. There was love in a light house. Problems in a bed shop. Marykekie had invented (amongst other things) a spaghetti xylophone. Candice and Carolyn sang a duet about a pie in the eye. All Ls disappeared and [...]
I can’t help myself. I am still grinning from ear to ear. We had our first 3 hour Western workshop today, run by Candice D’Arcy, who took us through some of the amazing skills, tricks, secrets and stories that she learned from improv guru Patti Styles when we were at Improvention. It was amazing. We [...]