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A guest blog from Imogen Palmer,What makes someone a ‘Difficult Woman’?According to some of the views this question drew up on my news feed, it can be anything from ‘not smiling’ to ‘asking for money as a freelancer’ to ‘existing in any way which upsets the patriarchy’.The term ‘Difficult...

As someone who came to narrative improvisation fairly reluctantly, it is a bit of a surprise to find how much of a part of my life telling stories has become. Somehow by stealth, the three main shows I play with are all narrative, and this year I have found myself...

Hello to all you Nurds new and old.In these strange and troubling times, the blossoming world of online improv has brought many new faces into the Nursery community and we are delighted to have you. From Pakistan to Prague, Guadalajara to Greece, we wish the circumstances were different, but have...

In any book, conversation or talk about happiness, positive psychology or how to live well, you can count down the pages or minutes until the mention of Csikszentmihalyi's book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. A good few decades old now, Flow was a milestone in the study of how...

April is the cruellest month. Easter weekend mocked us with blazing sun and, at least here in North London, fiercely white blossom billowing in whorls off the trees like cartoon snow. One house played the Mexican hat song on repeat for most of Easter Monday and the residents of our...

Last week, sort of by accident, I ended up on a Zoom call with 75% of genre/narrative powerhouse PGraph and the wonderful Vinny Francois of Improv Montreal. As you might expect, we were chatting about online improv and how to make it good. Not just what we do offline thrown...

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