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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...

By any estimation, this is the first major wave of online improv. It has happened before of course, but now the entire community is buying ring lights and clipmics, rigging up greenscreens and sharing Zoom pro accounts. I (like a lot of improvisers) have done a few online shows and...

‘Can it work?’ said every improviser on the internet at the same time. ‘Improvisation online?’ ‘If the point is to connect with people, doesn’t a screen defeat the point?’ But then there was no choice, and all at once, like mushrooms after a storm, pockets of online improvisation popped...

In these strange times, and with the current government advice against unnecessary social contact, the Nursery and the Maydays will be working together to experiment with online drop ins. We recognise that the global situation is grave and unprecedented and we believe the community and interaction that improv provides can...

Those who know me well know I love Shakespeare - regarded to be among the best and most prolific storytellers in history. My dissertation and directing piece from my degree were Shakespeare inspired, I’ve been in a number of Shakespeare tours, I have a webseries devoted to his sonnets and...

A guest blog from Imogen Palmer, creator of IMOGENÉ .When I started out doing stand-up as a bright-eyed 19 year old on the open mic circuit of Bristol, I observed a lot of aggressive audience interaction techniques. New comics would try to ‘riff’ on people who clearly didn’t really want...

So if you are an improviser and based in Europe, you have probably already heard of the big daddy, the originator, the beast that is Impro Amsterdam. An amazing twenty five years old this year, it is probably the most ambitious of all of the European festivals and I could...

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