Fear

From The Maydays Jenny Haufek The first time I went to a Mayday’s residential was back in 2012. I remember I was taking the Mayday’s Longform course in Brighton, but I wanted MORE! It was a huge leap to decide whether or not to spend several days and nights learning and performing improv with strangers....
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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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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. 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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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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Learner’s Journey   Four years ago, I started learning British Sign Language. I don’t really know why beyond the fact that a few friends had told me in recent years that they were learning and I became insanely jealous. Eventually, after several friends and several bouts of hot green eyes, I got the message and...
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