Improvisation

On April 9th 2012, I wrote an improv blog which talked about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. On April 14th 2020, I find myself sitting down to write an improv blog about the concept of Beginner’s mind. A perfect reminder of beginning again, and begin again we must. Improv is people standing in circles. Improv...
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Impro Fest Online: Spotlight on Online Improv   Before the current crisis, we had just started our ‘Spotlight on Brighton Improv’ series. We’ll still be running that, but in light of recent events we’ll also be doing a ‘Spotlight on Online Improv’ series. We want to give a shout out to friends around the globe...
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Online improv tips to help onstage improv   These last few weeks have been tough for many of us and we all have different ways of coping. Mine has been to try and carry on in as normal a way as possible by trying to do the things I normally do. For me, that’s the...
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  The Maydays are awarding a scholarship to the Maydays Improv Retreat (22nd-25th October 2020) in memory of our friend, teacher and mentor Jason Chin. Jason was a huge influence on the development and spirit of the Maydays. At a practical level our show, “Tonight’s Top Story”, was blatantly stolen from the format of “Whirled...
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IMPROV and YOGA The Moment Is The Only Place Where Anything Ever Happens This was spoken last week by a teacher of mine – a teacher neither of yoga nor of improv, but of Meisner, another acting technique.  I love how all the paths that I love are about the same thing – because it is...
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The Maydays are awarding a scholarship to the 5th Annual Intensive for Experienced Improvisers (20th-24th March) in memory of our friend, teacher and mentor Jason Chin. Jason was a huge influence on the development and spirit of the Maydays. At a practical level our show, “Tonight’s Top Story”, was blatantly stolen from the format of “Whirled News...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the second part of a two part series, Rosanna talks about how her outlook began to change and what she took away from the...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the first part or a two part series, Rosanna talks about her first impressions and how she overcame her anxieties… Maydays Spring Intensive Improv...
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