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Posted on November 29, 2012 by Jack Smith
Or "I never knew how much I missed you until we met".
Yah, I’ve done a bit of improv. Short form, specifically Theatresports, and then a bastardized version of it in bars. Bar Improv, wow! Wanna test your mettle? Try doing one-word-at-a-time for drunks. Still, improv has been good to me. Pity I got to hate it so.
It wasn’t always that way. I was a passionate performer. My whole week was geared to that 10min chance to play onstage. It took a while to get good, but when it happened, my addiction was set. More time passed, and I got to instruct and even direct a company. Paid to play, man, that was the pinnacle. I became a disciple. I got obsessed with the theory. I wanted to know how this shit works. Reaction, motive, action, repeat. I thought I had it down. So, why was it getting boring?Read More
Posted on November 5, 2012 by Emmet Nichols
I've been in Melbourne 3 months. I still don't have a job, In fact, I'm getting a bit desperate.
I've managed to pick up a bit of temporary work, so that's nice. Parxercise has fallen a bit off the radar, but having some income is a better thing, let's face it.
What I find next is not a job, but another way of spending my newfound funds - a musical impro workshop from an international guest, Lindsay Hailey. This is what I'm all about, I can't wait.Read More
Posted on October 3, 2012 by Emmet Nichols
We are now about one year later. Another plane trip, but this time it’s for real. No more mucking around. I am going to Melbourne and staying there. I mean, it’s really the economically viable choice - I've been going there at least twice a year for the past three years.
I've left the comfort of a cushy job, loving family and wonderful friends for ....what? The only guarantee is I'm part of the Big Hoo-Haa! Melbourne. So on the first Tuesday of my Melbourne life I go to Hoo-Haa training. The first half of the session is a big deconstruct of last year. So I nod wisely and think of Perth...Read More
Posted on September 24, 2012 by Emmet Nichols
January, 2011. I'd reached a point in my life where I had to 'do something.' A friend of mine had been talking about a bus tour of New Zealand for a while, so I was like, “Do you know what? Yes. Let's do it!”
Shortly thereafter, I had booked, paid for and sat through the uncomfortable plane rides to New Zealand. Rides? Well, being all the way from WA I had to stop through somewhere. I was a member of Perth's long standing impro group, "The Big Hoo-Haa!" so I figured I'd make the most of it and pop in to visit our fledgling cousin, "The Big Hoo-Haa! Melbourne."