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I think the space between pure unstructured improv and scripted plays is worth more exploration. I’m going to talk about the genesis of Open Roads in my experiences with roleplaying and the larger aims of this project.The format of Open Roads is an adaption of the roleplaying game Ribbon Drive...

I haven’t directed a show from the outside for many years, so I was excited and nervous about joining Micheal Such in creating Open Roads.I was intrigued by the idea, take a role-playing game and see if it could be adapted to the stage. I loved the concept of the...

Improv scenes with big, fun, hyperreal characters can be brilliant and funny to watch. The second “that guy” comes on stage, we know exactly what's coming next. We know, understand and empathise with the character because they have a clear and specific viewpoint which makes us laugh. And the comedy...

I'm really excited about Open Roads. I'm excited by the potential of the project to expand the range of improv currently being seen in London. In particular, the longer timeslot than is usually available in improv nights offers the opportunity to create a more dramatic, slow-burn, emotionally-grounded improv that says...

I’ve seen quite a lot of improv. It’s no surprise, given that my husband and most of his friends are improvisers. I have watched a passionate ghost hump a chair across a room, a talking traffic light decide the fate of a robot romance, and a cast of twenty conduct...

My mum came to the Maydays Improvisation Retreat this year. She had never done improvisation before, but thought it looked fun from seeing a few gigs I was in. There is no improv community in Whitstable, where she lives, so it seemed a good way to get to try it...

I got back from Edinburgh about a week ago. And a lot of people have asked me the same thing: 'How was it?'. A perfectly reasonable question on the face of it, but every time I hear it, it seems to make as much sense as 'How much time is...

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