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 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.

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2:10 – Liz’s Improv Tip

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Liz Allen Bio:
For the past 28 years, Liz has performed, coached, and directed improv.
She performed with iO Chicago’s Frank Booth, taking the first-ever long-form to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1995. She ran the iO Training Center for 3 years, and in 1999, 2000 & 2001, she won the Coach of the Year Award at iO, renamed the Liz Allen Excellence in Teaching Award.
At the iO Chicago, Liz taught Level 2 and Advanced Harold, and directed The Family Affair, which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019.
Liz coached the iO’s teams Valhalla, Fatty Four Eyes and Mission Improvable, and the Improv Shop’s Putty and Daddy Long Legs in St. Louis. She directed Devolution (written by Sean Benjamin) at The Neofuturarium, and a main stage revue for The Second City at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. The Vegas Theater Hub awarded Liz Best Guest Speaker of the Year and Best Workshop of the Year 2015.
Liz was honored to coach The Commune, the improv ensemble in Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 feature film Don’t Think Twice.  
She’s taught hundreds of corporate workshops all over the place, and these days travels to far corners on zoom teaching improv.
Instagram & Twitter: @lizallenimprov


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