Black Box Beats warm-up | Improv As Improv Does Best

Black Box Beats warm-up | Improv As Improv Does Best

Lights come up on black-clad high school students standing on and around wooden boxes of varying heights. You know what’s coming next. Staccato sophomoric pretension. A wonder to laugh at, if you’re not in the actual audience and/or have to drive a performer home afterward. Like with The Invocation, a structure of that kind of…

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Fun Times | Improv As Improv Does Best

Fun Times | Improv As Improv Does Best

Remember this Simpsons bit with Krusty about hemorrhoids and riding bikes? That “I can ride a bike again!” idea jumps into my head a lot (more often than a person should really think about hemorrhoids…probably). I think about it in conjunction with that “It’s just like riding a bike” expression used to refer to an…

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New Year, New Curriculum | Improv As Improv Does Best

New Year, New Curriculum | Improv As Improv Does Best

It’s 2020, my friends. And my curriculum needed to get with the times. Goodbye, Dukes Of Hazzard. Goodbye, s/he, his/her, him/her, etc. 2020 brings new exercises, new insights, and new clarifications for teaching. Links have been updated on the Class Materials page, but they’re also here. Enjoy! Intro to Improv Curriculum 2020 (PDF)Character & Relationship Curriculum 2020 (PDF)Patterns…

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