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 Rob Reese talks about how to get out of or avoid sticky improv scene traps. It’s insightful and actionable and it’s going to help you out. Whether you’re doing improv comedy, playing improv games, using improv in your acting classes, or expressing yourself with some other kind of improvisation, you are going to love this tip. This is a great improv for beginners tip.
0:00 – Intro
1:55 – Shoutout to Improv Tip #49 Forbidden Scenes: https://youtu.be/hURrsxsvJYY
2:29 – Rob’s Tip about the Four Horsemen of the Scenic Apocolypse
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Rob Reese is a New York-based Teacher, Director, and Playwright working in improvisation, plays, musicals, opera and performance art. He originally studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City, Improv Olympic, and Annoyance theaters under Del Close, Mick Napier, Martin DeMaat, and many other droppable names. He was subsequently a faculty member of the Second City Training Center in New York, as well as The Education Director for The Treehouse Theater (PIT Loft) and Amnesia Wars Productions. Rob has taught and mounted theater in a score of countries on five continents and is a member of the Indie Theater Hall of Fame.
Rob was a Featured Director at the first wave of U.S. Improv Festivals back in the 1990’s including Kansas City, MO; Austin, TX; and Portland OR; and has taught and directed for subsequent festivals and for groups throughout the United States as well as Amsterdam, The Hague, Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, London, Oxford, Stockholm, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Zimbabwe.
Reese has created and directed dozens of improvised and scripted productions in New York and elsewhere and is committed to creating work that is vibrant, fun, engaging, and meaningful for the artists as well as the audience.
Find him at: hellorobreese.com
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