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Maydays Improv Retreat 2022 Blog Post by Helen Bet   Radhanath Sikdar found the height of Mount Everest to be 29 000 feet exactly. But he added 2 feet when he shared his findings because he thought noone would believe the round number. What does this have to do with an improv retreat, you ask?...
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Halloween.  It’s full of scary things but fun scary things. But that’s all a matter of perspective right?    There are literally billions of people in the world who have never taken an improv class. I haven’t done any data research, I’ve just made a wide-sweeping assumption. The vast majority I imagine do not have...
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With our 14th Annual Improv Retreat fast approaching we checked in with our Maydays coming to play this year. So let’s hear from our cracker, Jen Rowe!   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Connecting with improvisers I know AND new improv friends. Being delighted by participants’ ingenuity and creativity.   What...
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Our 14th Annual Improv Retreat is 2 weeks away! So we’re checking in with our Maydays coming to play this year, next up, is the superb, Jennifer Jordan.   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Seeing everyone! I can’t wait to reconnect with the folks I know and to meet new folks...
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Our 14th Annual Improv Retreat is less than three weeks away! So we’re checking in with our Maydays coming to play this year, next up, is our brilliant, Jon Nguyen.   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Smiles and joy and the wonder of being with people who all love improv.  ...
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We are super excited to announce our second Guest Teacher at our 14th Annual Improv Retreat, the magnifique Frédéric Pont! Frédéric is a comedian dedicated to improv for 20 years and a trainer and director for 15 years. After being a theatre sports player and having created many improv games, his work is now dedicated...
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Our 14th Annual Improv Retreat is less than 4 weeks away, so we’re checking in with our Maydays coming to play this year. So let’s hear from our smasher, Rhiannon Vivian   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Having people inspire me AND crack me up with their ingenuity: participants and other...
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With our 14th Annual Improv Retreat fast approaching we checked in with our Maydays coming to play this year. So let’s hear from the taciturn, one and only, Mr John Cremer!   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? Full immersion into improv joy   What advice would you give to complete newbies...
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With our 14th Annual Improv Retreat fast approaching we checked in with our Maydays coming to play this year. Next up, our fabulous force of nature, Liz Peters… What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? The playfulness and creativity. It’s such a joyous atmosphere to be in and I love immersing myself with...
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With our 14th Annual Improv Retreat fast approaching we checked in with our Maydays coming to play this year. First up, our award-winning* Ed Fargher…   What are you most looking forward to at MIR22? I’m looking forward to the people. Seeing so many people create and collaborate and bond is really exciting to see...
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As Aladdin says in the 1992 animated feature, “Do you trust me?”   Such a simple phrase, one used in countless situations.    And one where in improv it is incredibly important but there are levels of it we can attempt to reach.    Turning up to watch your first show is already a level...
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by Juwel Haque   Mochi is a person who has lived a life up to now. In that life, he has had experiences, thoughts and feelings. Gained relationships, knowledge, technical capabilities, physicality, a philosophy and values. Consumed media, food, drink and travel. All this and more, provide Mochi with a personal pool of inspiration that...
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A blog from Jenice Matias, one of our 13th Annual Improv Retreat scholarship awardees   It’s been some time since I  returned to New Jersey from the Maydays retreat. Time has not dulled my senses because I am still in a state of euphoria. My memories of the retreat loom in my mind, like a...
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By Rhiannon Vivian   I had a conversation recently about punks. And how some of the most iconic old-school punks have disappointingly ended up quite conservative. And how that often happens to people when they get older, because in theory, you’ve got more to lose.    Maybe it only happened to the punks who made...
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Hello Creative Cats!   We made it through a wet and blustery spring and are hitting summer with factor 30 in our back pockets, as we can dream! As we dream big for summer, here’s what we’ve had going on and what’s in store from Maydays HQ.   As is the tradition with our summer...
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Spirit of the Staircase –  the agony of this imperfect artform   Oh improv, you wild and beautiful beast. A playground for the creators and the dreamers; a refuge for the perfectionists and the overthinkers because it is a place where you can only be truly present. Where you can only be in the here...
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by Jen Rowe Less of a blog, more of an improv platter. Here are the 25 improv or very-improv-related shows I’ve found for your spontaneity-loving eyes. This year, we have some old favourites plus some brand-new-to-Brighton newbies, visiting us from all over the country.   At a quick glance, I see shows and improvisers from...
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