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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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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Improv Genre Selection Box: Meet your teachers

This year we are excited to bring you not one but three holiday time intensives! Here we meet the teachers of the improv genre selection box. We find out about their class and what they are hoping to get from Santa!   So, who are the teachers of the improv musical selection box?   Jon…

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Silence in Improv: Interview with Rebecca MacMillan

  Your course ‘Beyond Words’ focussing on silence in improv starts soon. What gave you the idea for this course? For me, there are two things about silence in improv. I realised some years back that in my own improvisation my ‘panic response’ is to be overly verbal. Since then I have enjoyed challenging myself…

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Improvised Puppetry: Interview with Jennifer Jordan   What excites you when it comes to improvised puppetry? Improvised puppetry has so many possibilities. The fact that puppetry opens up possibilities which are restricted in human improv by the laws of physics. I also love the different sides of improvisers which get revealed when performing through a……

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