3 Scenic Improv Exercises That Work Great Online

After six weeks of teaching improv classes online using Zoom, I wanted to share with you some scenic exercises that I have had success with in this whole virtual format. They are simple and straightforward, and I have found that they have helped the students become more comfortable with the format, which seems to be a concern […]

Q&A with Producer of New Short Film, ‘The Improv Guru’

I recently watched a short film called The Improv Guru, written by improviser George McAuliffe and produced by former Second City director Scott Goldstein. It’s based on McAuliffe’s popular Twitter account @improvguru39, which I have always found extremely funny. The film is a dark comedy about an arrogant improv teacher, and his deranged students, as they desperately climb […]

Holding On To Your Sense of Humor

For most of us, this is the most serious time we have ever experienced in our lives. It is scary, unpredictable and stressful. And even though it may feel like the end of the world – in fact, because it feels like the end of the world – it’s crucial that we don’t lose our sense of […]

Embracing Virtual Improv Classes

It is an understatement to say things have changed in the world, and improv is no exception. For the time being we cannot safely meet in person to do shows, hold rehearsals or attend classes. All the performing arts are in limbo. Some improvisers have moved fast, and have already started doing online classes, rehearsals […]

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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 […]

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