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 [...]
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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 [...]
Last night Tandi and I taught the Gibberish and Beyond Words class to the course participants. It is a particular favourite of mine as we taught it at Improvention in Australia, and going through it again brings back so many lovely memories. Due to the bad weather, we decided to put the two classes together [...]
Last night was class two of our improv courses and we focussed on narrative. In improv terms that is making up stories. We divided up into actors and everybody and I led the actors while Tandi worked with the everybody group. In the beginning I thought that 3 hour sessions were going to be agonisingly [...]
Here are a few of my own personal reflections after running our first new improv class for both Improv for Everybody and Improv for Actors (we split up from next week) in no particular order. (There is also a picture of my puppies because I forgot to take pictures last night; a mistake I won’t [...]
Our new courses start on Thursday and I am so excited to put a whole bunch of improvsters through this kind of training. Don’t get me wrong; I am the world’s most reluctant teacher, but when it comes to playing, facilitating, coaching and directing improv I am in my element. Please call or email me [...]
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Tandi Buchan, Megan Furniss and I left for Australia on 22 June with no real idea of what to expect at Improvention, a week long improv festival and conference, due to take place from 30 June – 7 July in Canberra. From the moment we arrived we were embraced with a real warmth and enthusiasm, [...]
As you know, Tandi, Candice and I attended Improvention, this completely amazing, awe inspiring festival of impro (that’s what they call it here) in Canberra, Australia. We were also lucky enough to extend our Oz travels to go to Melbourne, where we participated in more Jill Bernard workshops with the Impro-Melbourne team, perform a show [...]