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The Odyssey of Long-Form Improv

I‘ve been seriously dabbling in fiction for twenty-five years. Took three 16-week graduate-level seminars from published authors; wrote at least twenty short stories; submitted three or four for publication. And did I ever publish a…

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Suffer Your Fool Gladly

When I told a friend I’m taking improv classes her response sounded like, “Wow, you are so brave. I could never do that.” While I might be brave, that’s not the trait that motivated me…

Improv Changed My Life

“Improv changed my life!” You might be nodding your head in agreement with this statement if you’ve been taking classes or performing for a while. Perhaps one of your friends does improv and is constantly…

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Thank You Very Much?

It was my first class of Singing Improv 301 last week and something HUGE surfaced that I don’t think is hardly touched on enough in improv. After discussing the rules of Improv, doing a few…

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Nice Things to Do in Improv

Last week we talked about the naughty things to do in Improv.  Let’s get positive this week with the nice things to do in improv. Accepting:  Embracing each offer made by other players to advance…

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Naughty Things to Do in Improv

We always talk about the many good things one does in improv but often overlook the not so good things, the naughty things.  There are several “rules” that one should adhere to when doing improv.…