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Post: 1   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:21 pm   Do you do improv yourself? Reply with quote

I was a WLIIA (UK) fan for a long time, loved the US version, and fell hard for Improv-A-Ganza (ahhh, Jeff). IAG made me start looking locally for troupes to watch and I found that and classes as well! Now I've gotten to perform, am working on forming an improv troupe, and am about to start learning some long form improv. Woo!

Anyone else out there get inspired to do improv by watching WLIIA and its offspring?

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Post: 2   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:52 am   Reply with quote

I did 6 years of improv back in high-school and college. I'm still doing improv occasionally today in some leagues (in bars or comedy clubs).

It's pretty fun because there are LOTS of improv leagues in Montréal 'cause it's very popular here. For instance, on Monday nights, I can name you at least 5 different bars with improv shows. And I'm sure there's more!

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Post: 3   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:37 pm   Reply with quote

I've done some improv in school, and this was before I'd discovered Whose Line.

Jedi, I also like going to improv shows in Montreal. Smile

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Post: 4   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:59 pm   Reply with quote

Anyone have suggestions of audiobooks or similar content not necessary to practice it YET but just basic ideas of the art. Any ideas?
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Post: 5   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:21 pm   Reply with quote

I actually still do improv.

Look up "Jill Bernard" - her little book of improv is awesome and I've heard great results.

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Post: 6   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:57 pm   Reply with quote

I was keen to find a podcast that went through the basics without much chatter. I found one and really enjoy it. Avg ep is 20 mins

IMPROV LA
http://improv.podomatic.com/

#1 What Is Improv
#2 Group Mind
#3 The Rules
#4 Scenework
#5 Even More Scenework
#6 Initiations
#7 Environment & Object Work
#8 Charachters
#9 Story
#10 Status
#11 Suggestions & Ideas
#12 Edits & Transitions
#13 Connections & Linking Ideas
#14 The Game of the Scnee
#15 Heightening The Game
#16 Group Scenes (Scenes with more than 2 people)
#17 The Armando (Long Form)
#18 The Harold
#19 The Monoscene
#20 Dramatic Improv

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