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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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I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the improv community for a while now. I’ve been in a bunch of groups. I still feel very strongly about my first group, like a first love.  Others have come and gone in the meantime, too. And from time to time a newer improviser will ask...
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The Future of The Maydays/Nursery Collaboration When the pandemic struck in 2020, the directors of London-based Nursery Theatre and the Brighton-based Maydays were quick to join forces to become an online improvisation course provider. In part, to help their staff and teachers pay their rent and in part to keep the joy of improv alive...
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Storystarters – Improv into Writing taster video from Jen Rowe Want to write fiction but can’t find the time? Love improv? Combine the two with Jen’s Online Improv Super-Elective: Storystarters – Improv into Writing Course starting 22nd April for 4 weeks, 2 pm-4 pm BST each week. Here’s a taster exercise to get you on...
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Jennifer Jordan talks about her obsession with Improvised Puppetry and her top 5 tips to help bring your puppet to life.   I’ve been trying to work out why I love puppets so much, and honestly, I still can’t put my finger on it. It must be the same reasons I love silent comedy, BSL...
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