Working at Play

Working at Play

On Friday night I performed in Cagematch, an improv show where two teams compete for audience votes. The winner (that was us!) performs again the following Friday. Some terrible photos of me, courtesy of my wife. Later on at the bar, a man came up to me. He told me he’d never seen an improv…

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David Shepherd’s Journals by Michael Golding

David Shepherd's Journals by Michael Golding

David Shepherd (October 10, 1924 – December 17, 2018) the co-founder of Playwrights Theatre Club, Compass (forerunner of Second City), the Improv Olympics and Canadian Improv Games, left behind a library of personal journals. David was diligent about making daily entries, a practice he started at thirteen, inspired by his father William Edgar Shepherd, an…

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Improv Tips #106 – Take Care Of Yourself (w/ Chris Alvarado)

Improv Tips #106 - Take Care Of Yourself  (w/ Chris Alvarado)

Improv, Improv Comedy, Improvisation – whatever you call it, here at Improv Tips want to help. In this week’s improv tip, guest tipper Chris Alvarado talks about taking care of yourself in a scene and how that actually helps your partner too. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv in your acting…

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Cooking vs Baking

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In my house, I do the lion’s share of the cooking. I can’t say it’s my favorite thing to do, but it’s not so bad. Plus, there are ways to make it less burdensome: It’s batchable. You can make a lot at once without loss of quality. It’s flexible. You can modify almost any recipe…

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The End of Experimentation

The End of Experimentation

On his blog, Seth Godin writes (and this is the whole post): “The only way to learn from experience is to have different experiences. The very nature of an experiment is that there’s a chance you’re doing it wrong, or at least less ‘right’ than the way you usually do it. Which leads to the…

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Improv Blog

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There are many improv styles and groups in the world and each has it’s own relationship with female characters and players. From my many encounters, here are some things that I think we can do as women for women to help us all have a super time on stage. And by women, I mean those…

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