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This is not a blog. This is extracts from a collection of emails in response to an article. I (Jules) am publishing them with the permission of the people who wrote them not because I think I or they have a solution to the problem being discussed, but because I...

It’s been a hell of a year for improv in London. I mean, an amazing year. Being stuck right in the middle of it, sometimes you can’t see the wood for the tress, but quite apart from anything else, London now has three regular improv venues going each week! Let’s...

Nick is the co-founder of Camp Improv Utopia and the National improv Network. He performs with King Ten at iO West and lives in LA.In this podcast, Jules Munns talks to him about families, teams that stay together, marketing and the show that made him take up improv.Follow on itunes...

David is the former Dean of Second City Training Centre and has worked with luminaries including Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey. He now lives and teaches in LA. On his second trip to London to teach improv, he talks to Jules about politics, femininity and why humans are inspiring things.Follow...

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...

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