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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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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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Reasons for being “nice” by The Maydays, Ed Fargher   People like to say that I am a nice guy, or that I have an excessively positive outlook. Even when I was young. It would be the words I heard from every girl I fancied that didn’t fancy me back. “You’re so nice.” And it’s...
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Present and Different by Katy Schutte (Re-written from my article in Status Magazine, May 2021) Four years ago I started jogging. I found it incredibly difficult getting through the Couch to 5K. A friend had taken up jogging at the same time I had and was quickly racking up the miles, thrilling that it was...
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Jennifer Drew Pictures by Jennifer Jordan   I wanted to write something, but couldn’t get an idea to land. Nothing stuck, nothing stayed, nothing gave me joy. Then I taught a Beginners class on character and played my favourite game of ‘Sassy Carrot’ (You may also know it by another name of ‘Adjective+Noun’). Every time...
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Scholarship Blog: Maydays Improv Retreat 2021 By Hon Chong   After having a bit of time to personally reflect on and digest my experience, I’ve finally managed to write down my highlighted experiences and thoughts from my first Maydays Improv Retreat.   Before the Retreat On 5.10.2021, I received an email from Maydays with the...
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Emotional Connection   When I started improvising I was in love with the more showy elements of the craft. I adored watching people be witty. I laughed in delight at clever plot moves or audacious character choices.   Currently, I’m mostly interested in connection. How do we forge a true and stable connection to our...
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