Sometimes, when I'm directing a show or teaching a class, the notes I write down as direction, thoughts, and feedback can sound like a poem. Here's an amalgamation of my recent in-class/in-rehearsal musings that sound like a little poem to me. Embrace reality open up create the boat Speak up we had chances to … Continue reading More Improv Notes as Poetry
Every artist is familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of being too far away from creative projects for too long; I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t find something soon enough down south. But, boy, I sure did arrive in Atlanta at the right time. Right about the time we moved down here, I met … Continue reading This post has one title; I have two.
I'll be teaching a one-day master-level improv workshop in Atlanta on October 18th! This is a workshop for improvisers who would like to do scenes that can sustain themselves for longer than just a few minutes. If you've been practicing/performing improv for a while now, but are still a bit intimidated when it comes to … Continue reading Sustainable Scenework Improv Workshop in Atlanta
It's been a while since I taught this master class here in Chicago. So, it's about time I brought it back! This is one of my most popular master classes, and is frequently requested when I travel about the country to teach for various improv communities. I like to keep the class sizes relatively small, … Continue reading Sincerely Yours — a master class for improvisers
I teach theatre classes in and around Chicago to all ages. A few years ago, I began a reflection ritual with very young students. It worked so well, that I started using it with my older students, and even adults. Yesterday, I was feeling a little grumpy while working out in the gym, so I … Continue reading Taking the time to be thankful
In the interest of speaking in highly general terms, there is one main difference between teaching improvisational theatre to kids and teaching improvisational theatre to adults. With kids, you are supervising play. With adults, you are facilitating play.
You cannot move your audience unless you are moved.