Colin Mochrie

This isn’t really a blog post in the traditional sense, but a re-posting of a letter that I recently wrote Colin Mochrie, on the occasion on his daughter’s coming out as Transgender. He replied, and re-posted on his facebook; a really heartening conversation amongst improvisers ensued. His immediate response is below. Dear Colin, I’m a … More Colin Mochrie

Privilege in Improv

Privilege and diversity in improv- it’s not just about money Fast ideas to make sure everybody feels good: Ask how people are doing, even if it’s just for a few seconds per student. Make sure everybody who wants a go gets one. If your lesson plan includes pile-in type games*, balance them out with inclusive … More Privilege in Improv

Short-form improv

Short-form* improvisation is awesome. It’s at the heart of what we do as a team, and I’d like to tell you about why it’s great. It’s fun. The fast and furious nature of a good short-form show means that players can really focus on having fun (and being funny) in the moment. The biggest and … More Short-form improv

Improvising in a Foreign Language – Part 1: Embrace Those Mistakes!

Hi, I’m Utku. As you can tell by my funny name, I’m not a native English speaker. Yet, I have been improvising in English for about 5 years now. This will be a series of short blog posts where we explore what that means. If anything. One of the things that frustrates me most in … More Improvising in a Foreign Language – Part 1: Embrace Those Mistakes!