Photos from Think Fast’s “Half The Battle: A Sketch Comedy Talk Show” August 29 & 30 2014
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I am not a female improviser. I should preface that when I type this statement and say it out loud, I am not upset. Or angry. Or fed up. Or trying to make some feminist point here. When I began my journey in improv, I didn’t set out to be a female improviser. Just simply […]
Monday 4/21: Third week of Art Of Improv with Think Fast! This week, Rory expanded on scene work with the students by going over characters and relationships. The following are excerpts from his general notes that he shared students: “Relationship– this is how our characters feel about the other person on stage. Relationships are complex, […]
Improv warm ups are one of my favorite parts of rehearsal time. It marks the official beginning of rehearsal and gets us tuned in to each other and our energy up. Also, they’re really fun, even the really scary ones.
Monday 4/14 : Second Week of AOI w/ TF This was Week Two of the Art of Improv with Think Fast! where we covered initiation and character work by concentrating on the opening of the scene, the Monday night students were building scenes that were completely functional, ready to play, and still “had legs” as we […]
Happy Easter from Think Fast and Someplace Classy! I’ve been editing videos all day and Easter is just a couple of days away, so I’d like to share this classic Someplace Classy video with you. Also, I really need to clean my room. Stay up to date with our Someplace Classy videos by […]
This past Monday was a big moment for Think Fast! as The Art of Improv with Think Fast had their first class of the 8 week program!
I just started a brand new class this week teaching the Art of Improvisation. As I was driving to class with David (my partner in crime for this session), we were discussing the finer points of the class itinerary (e.g. what we were going to do if nobody showed up, or if everybody showed up). As we were talking about what to do and say (you know, two improvisors planning what to say) David says, “Ask them why they are here.”
Improv scenes are just short stories being written and acted out in real-time. Maybe it’s just me, but for me, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. These are his 8 Tips for Short Stories. All of these totally apply to improv.
Recently, I started rehearsals with my new improv group, Dr. Safeword. I’ve been excited to start up with Dr. Safeword not only because I get to play with two of my favorite improvisers, James Sigmon and Joe Lewis, but also because we’re doing a monoscene.