Improv warm-up games

3 Improv Warm-Up Games to Try

A couple weeks ago, I talked about the importance of doing improv warm-up games before your classes, workshops and rehearsals. Today, I wanted to share three warm-up games that I have been using for some time that I found to be very helpful. Like improv itself, there is no right or wrong way to play […]

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How To Know If You Should Pursue Improv Seriously

From time to time, a fan of this blog or the podcast will contact me directly and ask me an improv-related question. Recently, I received a question about how to know if you should pursue improv seriously, and I decided to share it because it’s something I believe everyone in improv, comedy and acting has […]

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Why Warm-Up Games Should Be Part of Every Improv Class

When it comes to teaching improv, I am old school. Though I have evolved as a teacher and performer over the years, one thing that has not changed since I started teaching is that I love beginning each improv class or workshop with a series of warm-up games. Warm-up games are essential. This is something I learned from one of my […]

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What I Learned on Chicago P.D.

Last week, I did it. I finally did it. After five years of auditioning for Chicago P.D., I landed a part, a nice speaking part with lines. It was playing a prison guard. Which is not only in my wheel house, it’s apparently my calling in life. One of my first parts I ever got in TV […]

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5 Ways to Give Notes After an Improv Show

As improvisers, we always want to be pushing ourselves to improve and to find ways to continue to up our game. And if you’re interested in improving, there’s nothing that can help more than getting notes after an improv show. But the process of getting and giving notes is not as easy as it seems. […]

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3 Things That Get in the Way of Your Improv Scene Work

Lately I’ve been noticing that there are a few basic roadblocks that many improvisers have in their scene work that prevent them from getting ahead in their improv. Each of these things is easy to change, and I guarantee by making a few of these simple adjustments, you’ll be able to take your scenes from […]

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