More Improv Notes as Poetry

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 [...]

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This post has one title; I have two.

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 [...]

Sustainable Scenework Improv Workshop in Atlanta

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 [...]

Sincerely Yours — a master class for improvisers

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, [...]

Taking the time to be thankful

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 [...]