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In Praise of the Obvious

One of the great things about teaching new improvisers is that they haven’t developed any habits. Surely, veteran improvisers have a lot of good habits, but they also pick up some bad ones. 326 more words

Interview: Tempest Wisdom

Today we’re joined by Tempest Wisdom. Tempest is a fantastically talented actor who is studying at University of Chicago. She specializes in physical comedy and improv. 1,461 more words


High/Low Complexity

In an earlier post I mentioned that I had been thinking hard about contrasting elements of activity.

My Bristol Hum performance was planned/structured around different techniques, but with little planning for what I would do when exploring each technique. 196 more words


When life gives you scraps...

…you have to improvise a little.

My last baby quilt left me with a bunch of HST clippings in aqua and teal hues. The scraps were barely 1.5” square,  would I have trimmed them up before sewing with them I might have ended with a grid as small as 0.5”. 283 more words

Small Projects

Chris Pratt Dons A Santa Suit With Jimmy Fallon For A Christmas Edition Of Mad-Libs

Tuesday night Dec. 6, 2016, Chris Pratt was a guest on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.  During the show, Fallon had the actor take part in his mad lib theater.   18 more words


7th December 2016

Improvisation Practical- Gary

As a break from cold readings, this week we did a session on improvisation. First, in pairs, we were asked to keep talking for as long as we could without pausing (I was paired with Mia). 485 more words


Writing Something

Quick quick I’m running out of time

Then the font is wrong again

How many times must I make New Roman my default

Honestly when will this new upgrade get it straight… 83 more words

Books & Stories