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We are surrounded by superheroes.
Let me explain: every Harold Night I'm surprised by the people I get to perform with. I see them walk through walls that I would otherwise bump against, and I see them bound effortlessly over obstacles through which I'd stumble.
I want to tell you about the Elevator DJs.Continue Reading
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?Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
It’s our final week of Fringe so it seems like a good time for a frank discussion about what YOU bring to a performance. Especially as some of you may be joining us for the second or third time- or if you’re hardcore the fourth or fifth!* Read on for tips to take with you to your next improv event.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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