The Best Movies Are Meant to Be Memorized

There is something about improv in this article, but I don’t know what it is exactly. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/magazine/02wwln-medium-t.html?ex=1362027600&en=364a6d295a1964d6&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink Something about movies before VHS, when you would see them only once or at least only in the…

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Applied Improv in the New York Times

My friends Gary Hirsch and Patricia Ryan Madsen from The Applied Improv Network are featured in an article in the Sunday New York Times Business Section about the value of Improv Training for Businesses. Can…

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Letter to the Chronicle Editor Published

Date Received: Sun., Feb. 24, 11:27AM IMPROV THANKS Dear Editor, I wanted to thank Avimaan Syam, Robert Faires, and The Austin Chronicle for the excellent piece on the grand opening of the Merlin Works Institute…

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It Was . . . Well . . .GRAND!

The Grand Opening of the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and Gnap! Theater Projects Improv Season was this past Friday night. And it exceeded my expectations in almost every way. It’s been a lot of…

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Grand Opening in the Chronicle

I’m really happy with this write up in the Chronicle. Avi did a great job! Merlin Works Institute and Gnap! Theater Season: Making the improv pie higher BY AVIMAAN SYAM With two venues catering almost…

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Taking Play Seriously

I’m really pumped about this article about the value of play. It’s the cover article of my favorite magazine—the NY Times Sunday Magazine. Taking Play Seriously. I just finished reading it and it explores the…

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Mirroring, Just a Little Off

There was a wonderful article in the Science section of the New York Times today about the power of mirroring voice and body to help with connection and persuasion. You Remind Me of Me www.merlin-works.com…

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