The Improv Chronicle Podcast
The Improv Chronicle Podcast is a documentary-style show aimed at improvisers around the world.
The Improv Chronicle Podcast is a documentary-style show aimed at improvisers around the world. Each episode looks at a different issue, topic or story of interest to improvisers and speaks to people knowledgeable about
We Need To Talk About Harold
Season 1, Ep. 30
As a form, the Harold is lauded by some and treated less reverentially by others… there’s no doubting that it’s had a huge impact on improv but, all these years since it was first invented, how relevant - and how watchable - is it now?Love this podcast? Help it keep going here: https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast Check out this episode's guests, their teams, their shows and the workshops they are teaching!Kim “Howard” JohnsonTake a class with Howard at https://thecomedylab.netMichelle GilliamTake a class or workshop with Michelle by clicking here: www.improvmke.comAlex KeenSee Alex in Sex, Lies & Improvisation and MATES: The Improvised '90s Sitcom, both appearing at theSpaceUK at Edinburgh Fringe 2021 and (hopefully) The Warren at Brighton Fringe 2021Aarti ShastryFollow The Adamant Eves on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/adamantevesSee The Adamant Eves show on Saturday 19th September online here:https://www.facebook.com/events/364499154532348/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_admin_bar%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A336042210433685%7D%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22events_admin_tool%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
What Happened To Physicality In Improv?
Season 1, Ep. 29
Physicality in improv - usually a rich topic but how do we address it when we are improvising online in little boxes?Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastThis episode features:Ramita Menon:https://menononthemove.wordpress.com/Instagram - @ramitamenonCurrently Ramita is offering online one to one yoga and creative movement sessions . And facilitating improv sessions with Kaivalya Plays who have an upcoming Harold long-form show on 13th September - details on https://menononthemove.wordpress.com/David Raitt:David Raitt has nearly 25 years experience in improv performance and teaching. He is an alumnus of The Second City Canadian National Touring Company and Mainstage ensemble, was on the Training Centre's Education faculty for 17 years, and is a senior member of the Oakville Improv Theatre Company. He teaches specialty workshops in physical improv skills, and curates a website of exercises and articles for environment, object work, and physicality in character and performance. His first book "The Improv Illusionist" is currently seeking publication. For updates and his email newsletter, visit https://ImprovIllusionist.comLiz Peters:Liz Peters is an award-nominated performer who has spent the last decade helping people feel relaxed and playful in the spotlight.She teaches improvisation around the world and works with organisations and individuals to improve human communication; both in how we connect and collaborate with each other and how we deliver in front of an audience. A regular contributor on leadership programmes, Liz helps build presence and agility in the change-makers of tomorrow, and has brought her innovative approach to communication training into countless organisations, from social enterprises to global corporations.Liz’s book “Own It”UK link: https://amzn.to/34xCAuUUSA link: https://amzn.to/3aUqDR72-Man No-Show:The absurd and unpredictable improv/sketch duo of@IsaacKesslerand@TheKenHallSee Ken in “The Umbrella Academy” on NetflixFollow them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/2MANNOSHOWAnd on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/2MANNOSHOW
Taking A Break From Improv Part Two
Season 1, Ep. 28
Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastLast episode you heard from improvisers who weren’t improvising right now due to the current pandemic. Today, more voices and more reflections on what breaks can give improvisers and also if their views about improv as an art form have changed at all - and if so… how do they feel about the art form now?Please check out the pages and projects from this episode’s guestsRahel OtsaPersonal website: https://rahelotsa.ee/in-english/Gael Doorneweerd-PerryTraveling projects:- http://www.perryweerd.com/- https://www.ap-improv.com/Amsterdam projects:- https://www.flock-theatre.com/- http://www.perryweerd.com/miyazaki-2020/Socials:- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gael.facebk- Instagram: @gaelperry- Blog articles: http://www.perryweerd.com/blog/King and Pete from Hong Kong:Hong Kong Improv page: https://www.facebook.com/hongkongimprov/Pete’s personal page: https://www.facebook.com/petegrellacomedyKevin ScottCentralia Improv podcast: https://anchor.fm/kevin-scott2Kevin’s other podcast on Movies: https://anchor.fm/kevin-scott15Katharine Steer:Tomes Theatrical Productions: https://www.facebook.com/Tomes-103467837769565An online interview with Katherine about “Well-prov” a project she set up to help a housebound friend improvise: https://medium.com/steel-city-improv/katharine-steer-on-why-she-runs-wellprov-9fea2f047159
Taking A Break From Improv Part One
Season 1, Ep. 27
Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastOnline improv has become a big thing during the pandemic but not everyone wants to take their improv online or teach online… some people have taken a complete break.This episode features:Atalanti Tzouliadaki from Denise's 50th in Nottingham - https://www.facebook.com/denises50th/Pete Bergen from Washington Improv Theater in Washington DC - https://witdc.org/ Mara Joy from The Spontaneous Players in Edinburgh - https://www.thespontaneousplayers.com/Swithun No from The Village Idiots in Rochester NY - http://www.improvvip.com/John Cremer from The Maydays in Brighton - https://www.themaydays.co.uk/The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James LloydTheme music - Sam PlummerLogo design - Hélène Dollie
Does Improv Bond Us Closer?
Season 1, Ep. 26
Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastAs the world struggles to find connection during a pandemic, does being part of an improv community give you a head start on connection - and is there a difference to the sort of friendships we make through improv?In this podcast you will hear from:Steven Morgan who improvises with Easylaughs in Amsterdam. Details on their shows and workshops here: https://www.easylaughs.nlElise Rodriguez from Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. Check out their shows and workshops here: http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org and follow Elise here: https://www.instagram.com/draggingthirty/John Gebretatose from HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. Check out their shows and workshops here: https://www.hugetheater.com/Hellena Jang from Seoul City Improv in Seoul. Check out their shows and workshops here: https://www.seoulcityimprov.com/The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James LloydTheme music - Sam PlummerLogo design - Hélène Dollie
The First Signs Of Live
Season 1, Ep. 25
Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastVery gradually, one or two improv venues are tentatively opening up their doors again. As some countries feel they have flattened the curve on the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, steps are being taken to open venues while, at the same time, trying to keep people safe. So what sort of journey are improv groups and venues undergoing in order to perform again? This episode tells three different stories from around the world - one from the One from China, one from The Netherlands and one from the USA.Guests:Will Luera - check out shows at Florida Studio Theatre here: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/Stacey Smith - see the Boom Chicago "Shot of Improv" show live online here: https://islivenow.com/boomchicago/watch?eventid=fxOHCbLWY&fbclid=IwAR0pqkvOLRqkZ9QCAQfVtO-GvUMaMqohBncDWx0GoY3CAzAkFZHaOMNSbsETake an online comedy writing show with Stacey here: https://boomchicago.nl/academy/intro-to-comedy-writing/?fbclid=IwAR02zQWZVGjtoOB51-wBMwWazM9LcwQ9KrjxerdPg502T3NIs9QtKsyC9fQJay Wang - check out Beijing Improv here: https://www.facebook.com/beijingimprov/The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James LloydTheme music - Sam PlummerLogo design - Hélène Dollie
Making Musical Improv Work Remotely
Season 1, Ep. 24
Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcastWhile improv has made huge efforts to get online during the global pandemic in either Zoom or podcast form, musical improv has extra barriers to overcome with the technology. And yet, musical improv classes and podcasts are still running. How?Technical solutions and using the skills they have as musical improvisers have meant musical improv may be hampered by Covid 19, but it’s finding ways to adapt. This episode you will hear from a variety of musical improvisers who have made things work in one way or another online.Check out our guests online:Jessica McKenna and Zach Reno do a hilarious musical podcast!Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/show/off-book/Dan Moser does improv sketch comedy and freestyle rapping AlbertaCheck out https://goodimprov.com/ for more and check them out on Facebook facebook.com/GoodImprov/Pippa Evans from The Showstoppers / BBC Radio 4 can be found online here: http://www.pippaevans.com/You can see the whole of the wonderful Alternative Eurovision that The Showstoppers produced here: https://youtu.be/vjij0W75Y2k - the show raised over £7500 for The Care Workers Charity - please consider watching their show and donating to this wonderful charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-showstoppersRobin Rothman from The Magnet Theatre and New York Musical Improv Festival has announced that the festival may be moving online. You can keep up with developments here: nymif.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nymif/You can follow her character Trudy Charmichael and find details of her shows here: https://www.facebook.com/SongstressTrudyCarmichael/