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Mattius Penman | Sunset Dreams

BMA‘s actor Mattius Penman has created an improvised sitcom along with Lydia Hourihan and Chris Wickett called Sunset Dreams. “Ben (Penman) and Barbara (Hourihan) have just seven days to pull together the most ambitious version of The Lion King South Kettering has ever seen.” 10 more words



“How do we avoid stilted speech in improv scenes and talk like real people if we should also avoid subtext in what we say?” I asked Colleen Doyle at an improv workshop a couple weekends ago. 200 more words


"The achieve of; the mastery of, the thing"

I found very late last night, after performing in the Improv class show (and dominating it a bit, never send a hammy lawyer who grew up on Mel Brooks onto a stage without retaining use of a hook to get her off) that July 28 is also the birthday of one of the great artists of all time, Jesuit priest and masterful poet of nature and spirit, Gerard Manley Hopkins.   339 more words


NYC Top Comedy Choices for Tuesday 7/29/14

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TV Alert: Aubrey Plaza is on Jimmy Fallon;
Molly Shannon & Mike Recine are on Conan O’Brien (repeated from 5/20) 2,241 more words

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She knows

She knows


My lips


For the touch

Of hers,

Pressed softly,

Or fiercely,

Or quietly,

Or hurriedly,

Or inappropriately

Against mine.

She aches… 76 more words



I’m going

To bury


In a field

In my mind-

Some fertile


With plenty

Of light,

Good drainage,

And nutrient-rich soil.

Let the ideas… 23 more words


Yes, and...

I’m embarking on a brave new adventure.

Improvising is something that Рto be completely blunt Рhas always twisted my insides with prickly little pangs of fear. 486 more words