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by Rhiannon Vivian ‘Eliminate self motivation and take care of each other,’ – Jorin Garguilo, the ‘Space Hippie’ After years of invaluable training and trying out different methods, schools of playing, tools, tricks and tips (all of which chug away in your subconscious) in recent times I’ve ended up actively focusing on just one thing...
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  The Leela Bubble By Heather Urquhart The Maydays Improv Retreat is my happy place, no doubt about it and this year more than ever I was desperate to cross the magical threshold into Leela living. The previous 2 months had been crazy busy and I’d come out of a 4 show Edinburgh Festival, straight...
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By Rhiannon Vivian Do you ever feel you’ve cheated somehow if you find certain stuff easy and fun? Whatever that thing is, do you tend to judge it as being less valuable and not worth as much as things you really labour over? Have you even actively thrown yourself a curve ball to try and...
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Day: Sunday Time: 10am Class: Perverts and Fuck-ups The job of drawing up the first draft of the Osho Leela class schedule is a daunting one. 76 classes over 4 days not including the evening shows and jams. Each year, I need to have a look at last year’s schedule, the student requests, the teacher...
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Day: Saturday Time: 3pm Class: Dali Is My Teapot   The guy at the Newsagent who looks like the secret love child of Bez and Pinocchio and talks exclusively in clichés, that lady off the telly who pronounces all ‘e’s as ‘a’s, the lady you did temping with who had a laugh that echoed the...
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An Improv Blog About Acting For Improvisers Who Act And Actors Who Improvise This week I came back to Brighton and to the Theatre Royal with Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story and this has led me to think about whether or not improv skills apply to the acting world. I set about to try and...
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by Jenny Rowe THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT FAILURE… …ironically, I failed to write it the first time, but I re-committed and added a ton of enthusiasm so now it’s here. So I suppose that’s an improv lesson right there. This is a slightly embarrassing foray into my improv journey, focusing on something I bring up with...
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by Jen Rowe Last year, I ran a couple of workshops at our residential called ‘Improv and Creative Writing’. It was partly based on my lamenting the fact that we create so much wonderful stuff in improv classes only to lose it forever, except for dim and distant memories. That, and the fact that I...
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