thank you

Why It’s Good to Say Thank You

I can’t think of a better sound than the word “Thank You.” “Please” would be a close second. They’re two words that I am realizing I don’t use enough, as we are trying to teach my 4-year-old daughter manners. As much as I had a complicated relationship with my parents, I think they did a good job of […]

listening skills

I Teach Connection

What I love teaching the most in improv is connection — players connecting on a deeper emotional level. So many improvisers focus on trying to be witty and fast and funny, but they don’t realize that you can’t really do any of those other things well if you don’t first form a real emotional connection […]

Teaching improv over zoom

7 Tips for Teaching Improv Over Zoom

As more and more people are doing improv over Zoom, we are all starting to adapt to this new medium and find ways to make it work for improvisers. In the past few months, I’ve published a few blogs about how to make your improv pop on Zoom and how to host an improv show […]

theater

Urgent! Now Is the Time to Create

Recently, the performing arts have been hit hard. Live theater has gone dark, until further notice. We are feeling all sorts of emotions about it. Mostly we are all still grieving. Some day we will be in front of live audiences again, I am sure of it, but in the meantime we must fight these feelings of isolation or die. […]

saying yes

Say Yes To A Bigger Career

Most improvisers do improv as a hobby while they work a day job to pay their bills. Many wish that someday they could quit their day job and just do improv, but they can’t really figure out how to get there. If you want to quit your day job or just make a little extra […]

asking

Want a Bigger Career? Ask For What You Wnat

As you’ve probably learned by now, improv is not an art that really makes people a lot of money. Very few people make a living as an improviser. Most people are lucky if they can get paid  a few buck for doing a show. But that doesn’t mean it has to be that way. Many […]

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