Improvising Babies

Improvising Babies There has been a lot of talk about a lockdown baby boom. In Bristol, 6 women all on one street  got pregnant during the first lockdown, and in case you missed it, as well as making a LOT of banana bread, last year two of us Maydays made a baby!  We have joked……

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Improv Tip #159 Shed Your Social Mask (w/Liz Allen) (2021)

Improv, Improv Comedy, Improvisation – whatever you call it, we’re here to help. In this week’s improv tip, guest tipper and veteran improviser and teacher talks about shedding your social mask in a scene. It’s insightful and actionable and it’s going to help you out. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv…

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The Improv Life: Del Taco Nights

No one beats Del Taco nights. The Improv Life: Del Taco Nights On almost any given Friday or Saturday night, I could roll on over to STAGES Theater and catch whatever improv show Spectacles Improv Engine was putting on that night. If it wasn’t packed, I’d sit at the very last row and watch. If…

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A Year of Polarities

A Year of Polarities A year ago I was preparing to go and play in the ensemble team at IMPRO Amsterdam 2020. This epic festival brings improvisers from across the planet for one magical week of high quality improvised theatre, workshops and party. It was a truly wonderful experience. For me, it was part of……

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The Improv Life: I Miss My Comedy Adventures

The Improv Life: I Miss My Comedy Adventures I’ve been consuming Star Wars like a mother fucker during quarantine. Clone Wars, Rebels, The Mandalorian, the new Marvel Comics (The Darth Vader ones are lit), the old, decanonized Dark Horse Comics, Youtube clips of Obi Wan Kenobi killing Darth Maul for the second time, that new…

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2021 - the year to be excited about improv?

2021 – the year to be excited about improv? I’m bursting. You know when someone keeps filling a cup of coffee until it spills over, that’s how I’m feeling right now about improv. Like many of us, I need to get myself on a stage before I overflow (is this metaphor working?) I’m writing this…

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