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9 Ways to Stay Sane When You Are Stuck at Home

Shit. These are crazy times, wouldn’t you say? We are uncertain about the future while grieving the past. It is causing us to live one day at time. We are in survival mode: food, shelter, and staying healthy are our priorities. Most of us are just hanging on. I know I am. I have been […]

Grief in the Era of COVID-19

As you read this, you are most likely hunkered down somewhere, social distancing yourself from the rest of the world. You probably have not left your home in days, except to gather food supplies and hoard paper products. COVID-19 has changed our lives for the time being, and at this point, we don’t to how […]

Guess What? I Love Teaching Improv

I really love teaching improv. There, I said it. I really do. And nothing reinforces this more than when I talk to other people who are also teaching improv. In the last week, I have had six (!) lengthy conversations with other improv teachers – David Razowsky, Bill Arnett, Kim Greene Hiller, Pat Finn, Dee Ryan and Justin […]

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How Storytelling Has Made Me a Stronger Improviser

I know I probably shouldn’t say this as an improv teacher, but I have found that doing storytelling has actually been helping me with my improv. It might seem counter intuitive that doing solo work would actually help you with improv, which, by its very nature is all about collaborating and working with others. But it […]

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3 Tips to Stop Sabotaging Your Opportunities

Have you ever set a goal for yourself and right before you are about to reach it, you do something to prevent achieving it? Oh, it might be subtle, like staying out the night before ’til 2 am getting drunk. Or not preparing for your big audition. Or not asking for help. Or even worse, […]

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6 Ways to Make Your Storytelling Piece Funnier

Most storytellers I work with want their stories to be funnier. And actually, make your story funnier is easier than you think. If you are willing to put in the work, have some patience and take some tiny risks along the way, you can punch up your piece by following some tips I have used that have helped […]

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