My first experiment in musical long-form was during my senior year at Roosevelt University in Chicago,
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Game Library: “Raise the Stakes”
“Raise the Stakes” is a helpful exercise to explore supporting a protagonist on their journey…
A look at shining and it’s influence on collaboration.
Game Library: “All Together Now”
“All Together Now” provides three fun warm-up games to help your ensemble develop stronger listening and focus…
It’s time to focus on, well, focus, the second Commandment of Theatresports.
Game Library: “Reiterate/Repeat”
“Reiterate/Repeat” is a wonderful exercise for exploring the concepts of blocking and accepting.
This is the first entry in a series examining and complicating the “Ten Commandments” of Theatresports in search of new lessons and strategies. The journey begins with a look at blocking.
Six Great Times to Ask a Question
We’re often warned about asking questions in improv, but are there times when this is the most helpful choice?
Politics and Improv
What is the role of improv and performance during times of political tension and unrest? (Spoiler: Don’t be a Gozzi!)
My First Improv Steps in Stripy Socks
A personal recollection of the high school improv team that provided the first taste of what would become a lifelong passion…