Improv Tag

Patti trained with Keith Johnstone in Calgary and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is one of the originators of the Soap-a-thon and just about as knowledgeable as anyone worldwide. Plus, she's really nice. We chatted to her while she was here in May.Follow on itunes or Soundcloud...

Many people end up doing improv because they saw THAT show, the show they could not believe was improvised, which kept them up that night wondering, “What is this voodoo, and can I ever be part of it?”. For me, it was ‘Lifegame’. The first time I saw it, the...

In both improv and writing, I think a lot of us have an impulse to leave things "open" and "general" if we possibly can. It's common to see beginning improvisers starting a scene with something like:A: "How's it going?"B: "Yeah, I'm alright, you?"A: "Yeah, everything's certainly fine with me."B: "Do...

Writers are famously well-adjusted social beings. I’m kidding: the kind of person who enjoys sitting alone with a laptop for hours on end, while trying to thoughtfully interpret the human condition, is obviously quite a strange creature. Meanwhile, improvisers have a lot of experience conveying and interpreting human interactions from...

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