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Dirty South Improv Festival: Day 1

I am writing from the Open Eye Cafe in downtown Carborro, North Carolina. We are here for the Dirty South Improv Festival. Last night I saw 5 different troupes perform and tonight is our night…

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Wall Street Journal Article about Applied Improv

My friend Dan sent me this article about Second City Corporate Training and presentation skills. February 6, 2007 MANAGING YOUR CAREER Improv Troupe Teaches Managers How to GiveBetter Presentations By JOANN S. LUBLIN February 6,…

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New Austin Entertainment Website

Austin Circle of Theatres has launched a new website called NowPlayingAustin.com that has all sorts of information about performances and classes around Austin. Here’s my listing. www.merlin-works.com Certain medicaments are used to prevent ear infections…

Hot Trend: Speech Coaches

I just read this interesting article in the New York Times about the rise in demand for speech coaches, particularly for people in sales or small business owners. Here’s a bit of the article. Even…

Get Up Drawing

This is a drawing created by Angelica Brenner a while back for Out of Bounds Improv Festival. I’ve just gotten around to scanning it in. I think it’s really great. www.merlin-works.com Certain medicaments are used…

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Whose Improv is it Anyway?

I’m in the middle of reading Whose Improv is it Anyway?: Beyond Second City by Amy Seham and I’m REALLY digging it. I wasn’t sure I would because the book mainly focuses on the history…