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For the Fringe show I wanted to work on a few things. First of all the idea of ‘Soup and Sermon’ which we got from our time working with Jason Chin. So the idea that the preacher gets the non believers into the Church with the Soup and then they stay for the Sermon. With...
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I was teaching a while ago when one of the students, started to look at me in a strange way, with an almost mystical look in his eye. When I asked why he told me that the excercise I was describing was almost exactly what he had been taught by his Aikido instructor a few...
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In our current era of information overload and instant everything it seems that our attention spans are getting shorter. Much of our mental processing gets taken up by screening out input in order to find the information that we need. Personally I find it extremely difficult to use a browser that does not have Adblock Plus installed – and...
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I was teaching the Maydays Drop in class recently and two of the students who are recent converts to improv and now completely obsessed with the form (you know who you are you two!) cornered me afterwards and asked me, “How do we get to be good?!” I gave them my best answer but came...
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So this week has seen the start of a (hopefully) beautiful relationship with improv for some, and the new chapter of improv for others. On Wednesday, I waited patiently to meet my new Beginner Improvisers at the Evolution Arts building. I have lost count of how many courses I have taught in the main studio,...
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So it’s the afternoon after the lunchtime after the morning after the night before and we’re one show down. A good show with a lot of promising moments. The songs were great and here’s a fabulous example of one where big sister, Rebecca, thinks everything she has should be bigger than what little sister, Katy...
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by Jason Blackwater The train and coach tickets are bought, the accomodation is prepared for our August arrival and The Maydays are on their way to Edinburgh for a month. I’m here to introduce you to The Maydays’ Edinburgh experience blog where you’ll get all the latest up-to-the-minute news, reviews, facts, figures, pics, vids, and...
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