Is It Me, or Are There More Articles About Improv in Major Media Lately

Everyone knows that improv is booming in Austin, but something gives me a feeling it might be booming all over. I feel like I’ve been seeing more improv-related articles in major media lately. So either there’s been some serious consciousness raising about improv or a lot of writers have started taking improv classes and want to write about it. Either way, it’s great. 

Here’s some links to my favorite articles lately:

Actor-Writer-Producer Felicia Day lists “FIVE THINGS I LEARNED IN 2010: 1) Improv will save your life.”

Oliver Sacks promoted brain fitness as a New Year’s resolution for 2011
In the Year in Ideas issue of the New York Times Magazine, there’s a great article about consultants bringing the ideas of Yes And to major corporations… for major bucks.
And actual article about improv and theater! Broadway to be exact.
And although the full article isn’t available online, New Worker had a killer profile of Steve Carell, focusing on the immense value of improv in current comedy filmmaking.


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About Shana Merlin

Merlin Works is the brainchild of Shana Merlin: improviser, teacher, and performer. Since 1996, she’s been leading classes that stretch people’s imaginations, push them out of their comfort zones, and make them laugh out loud for hours at a time.

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