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A Little Less Miserable

Last week my family packed up and moved to a new house. Which I guess is good news? But I have a hard time with change of any kind, even if it’s an improvement. After we unpacked the boxes and I smudged the house with sage to prevent any negative energy from coming in, I then […]

What’s the Best Way to Give and Take Notes?

Recently, I wrote a blog about what you can do if you get a note in improv class that you don’t agree with. I got some great comments from both improv teachers and improvisers, and I thought that it would be helpful to share some of the comments with you. If you’re an improv teacher, […]

Summer Intensives

What to Do If You Get a Note in Improv Class You Don’t Agree With

Have you ever gotten a note from an improv teacher that you didn’t agree with? Did it make you feel confused, frustrated or even ashamed, like you had done something wrong? I assure you, you have not. They say that there are no mistakes in improv. But that doesn’t apply to teachers giving notes. If you […]

5 Tips for Improvising Online

This month will mark 10 months that we have been improvising online. Can you believe it? Though improvising online will never replace the thrill of improvising in front of a live audience, I have to say it’s a pretty good substitute. During this time, I have gotten to work with students from all over the world who […]

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Improv Teacher Jimmy Carrane Now Offering Improv Classes Two Days a Week

Jimmy Carrane, one of the leading improv teachers in the United States, is pleased to announce that he will be expanding his online improv class offerings this year. Beginning this February, Carrane will now be offering two sections of his Art of Slow Comedy comedy classes — one on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Central and […]

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3 Ways to Revive a Stalled Improv Scene

We have all been there. We’re in the middle of an improv scene and it is going nowhere. We are dying up there because the scene has stopped going forward. In most cases, an improv scene stalls out because we are being tentative with each other. We don’t need to give up, or even panic, […]

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