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Paragraph Hey all- Not sure how or why you got to this web-site, but I’m glad you’re here. Likely it’s from ComedyCity, or the Green Room, or Cardboard Theatre, or you know me personally. Me…. Mike Eserkaln. Anyway, the times they are a troubling, but you knew that. My business relies on groups of people … Read more
It can be daunting complete something large. (long form improv, a novel, heck even a short improv) Like the saying goes: How do you eat an elephant? One small bite at a time. With larger projects consider each small moment a small story in and of itself. The basic plot of any story I can … Read more
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These are from the wonderfully talented French artist Captain Pooky (Chloé Payet-David) Instagram.com/captain_pooky She is really creative, quick and easy to work with, and as you can see, super good at what she does!
Here’s a couple of illustrations for my upcoming novel “The Continuing Adventures of Byron & Bing : Sunset Gold” Artist are people I found through Instagram, or friends of friends. I’ll post more as they come in. Book is due to be published April 20th. Jennfier Kirkham – England Olaf Horstmann – Germany Jake Barnes … Read more
There’s an improv game where you make goofy faces at someone when they’re not looking. They’re doing the same thing to you. This game has roots in comedia dll’arte. The way I originally learned it was with three performer sitting in a row. The outside players would attempt to make faces, the middle player had … Read more
Chad has been performing and learning improv for a little over a year now. He is an “older” improvisor in that most improvisors start in their 20’s or earlier, and he’s in his 40’s. It’s never too late to start learning improv, but it’s more difficult the older you are. You’ve learned to say “no” … Read more
The definition of empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. We do this naturally day to day, but often it’s difficult to act natural while performing on stage. So, it’s good to practice. Often when there’s a problem with an improv scene it’s that the performers aren’t connecting with each … Read more
Years ago I attended an improv festival in Milwaukee. Backstage there was a sign, “Check your ego at the door.” It seemed like pretty good advice at the time. Improv is shared creation and making the other performer look good. Having a group of performers knocking heads over who’s the best doesn’t get anyone anywhere. … Read more