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The Benefits of Improv at Any Age

The Benefits of Improv at Any Age

In its purest form, improv is a concept that helps people from all walks of life develop relationships and achieve success. The essential principles of improvisation are living in the moment and making the most out of interactions. Improv classes teach people to go...

How Improv Boosts Confidence

How Improv Boosts Confidence

There’s a common misconception that in order to do improv and hold the attention of an audience, you need to be naturally funny. Improv actually doesn’t work this way. There are a few basic, fundamental rules to the game that increase your chances of success,...

Improv Moments in Film Part 2

Improv Moments in Film Part 2

Last month we discusses a few of the most famous scenes in cinema that were actually improvised. Casablanca, The Dark Knight, and The Shining are all perfect examples of movies where actors chose to improvise their scene and ended up making something iconic to the...

Improv Moments in Film

Improv Moments in Film

Improvisation isn't solely found on the stage or in a comedy club. Although the continually changing environment of the theater is a ripe field for amazing improv moments, a more structured environment can still yield amazing results. On a movie set, you often have...

Journaling for Improv

Journaling for Improv

Improvisational theater is an art form that requires interaction with other people. With COVID-19, the world of theater has come to a standstill with many theaters shutting their doors and canceling programs. While it’s true that theatrical performances can be adapted...

Tips For Improving Improv

Tips For Improving Improv

Remember the old adage about what comes first, the chicken or the egg? The same often applies to life and art. Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life? Whatever the order is, improv and life are directly intertwined. The way we use improv is impacted by our...

Improv and Daily Life

Improv and Daily Life

Improv or improvisations a form of live theater that focuses on off-the-cuff acting. The characters, settings, lines, and/or stories are made up on the spot and evolve as the story develops. Improv is not just for the stage but can be applied and utilized in our...

The Basics of Improv

The Basics of Improv

Improvisation, or improv for short, its the art of composing or executing theater that is unprepared beforehand. Although improv is all about spontaneity and creativity, there are simple ways basics and rules that set the basis for creative thought. Not only do some...

A Connection Between Improv and Therapy

A Connection Between Improv and Therapy

If you've ever enjoyed a stand-up routine from your favorite comedian, you know how therapeutic a good laugh can be. Laughter takes your mind off of your worries and gives your brain a little time to recover. That is until you resume focusing on your problems instead...

Developing Your Daily Writing Habits

Developing Your Daily Writing Habits

Without question, one of the most frustrating aspects of being a writer is the act of writing itself. At times, even the most disciplined author will flinch at the sight of a blank piece of paper. Fortunately, the development of writing ability is much like the...