Changing Statuses

Improvisation is a transparent art form. Both your strengths and your shortcomings will be exposed when you improvise, hopefully in front of an audience or in a class, to speed up the learning. The good news is this can be a tool to transform your life on stage as well as off. When I first […]

Jimmy Carrane and Tim Meadows

Beating Yourself Up Doesn't Make You Better

You don’t have to beat yourself up to get better. Really you don’t. Improvisers get off stage after a show and immediately want to talk about went wrong in a scene or with the show. They think by being hard on themselves they will automatically get better. If only it worked like that. You are […]

Improv Nerd with Tara DeFrancisco

Expressing Your Feelings

Improv is a personal art form, which means how you are feeling on a particular day can affect your performance. That is why I encourage my students to “speak their process,” so they can get in touch with how they are feeling. Why is this important? Because emotions are energy, and if we are in […]


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