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Running festivals is a question of how much planning you can do and what happens when that planning runs up against the things you can't predict. The unknown unknowns. So let us just say that the day before and the first day of the festival were challenging. During that time,...

When I started improvising, there were not really any regular shows in London. Spontaneity shop were doing occasional theatresports shows, the FA and Monkey Toast had yet to arrive and Hoopla was not much more than a drop in class in Balham. There was Grand Theft Impro every week at the...

In a first for the Nursery Podcast, this week Jules talks to Chris about narrative, expectations and what the audience wants. With special mentions of Mark Meer and PGraph.Chris performs with the Maydays and Project2. He directed [EMOTION] Play as part of the Nursery Originals series and teaches for Hoopla...

Adal is a teacher and performer at iO and plays with Revolver (just like Jorin) and Whirled News Tonight.In this podcast, recorded in his office at iO, he shows Jules and Heather Jason Chin's ashes and they talk about mentors, Harold teams and how to be a Brit in an American...

Jorin is an improviser and teacher at iO and CIC. He performs with Friday night mainstage Harold team Revolver, as well as having played with Felt, the Scene and many other shows. He has been improvising since 1991.In this episode, Jorin talks to Jules and special guest Heather Urquhart about...

Tim is a member of the legendary musical group the Deltones, as well as teaching at iO and at Second City. He has recently started touring a solo improv show and is one half of the Tim and Mica Project.In this podcast he talks to Jules about looking grumpy, improvising...

Bill is the former head of faculty at iO in Chicago and a member of Harold super-team 3033. He now runs the Chicago Improv Studio (which has an excellent blog).In this episode, he talks to Jules about Chemistry, the demise of legendary team 3033 and why sometimes for the good...

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