The Improv Chronicle Podcast

8/25/2020

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
8/11/2020

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
6/16/2020

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/
6/2/2020

The Power Of Two: The Improvised Duo - Part Two

Season 1, Ep. 23
You can support this podcast here: https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast Two person shows have been a growing trend in improv and with the release of a three part Netflix special from improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, there is a now a mainstream spotlight on improvised duos. Despite theatres being closed right now, people around the world are talking about and forming opinions on what an improvised two person show can be. This is the second of two episodes looking at what is special about having just two people performing the whole show.Check out these online links for shows, books and online pages this episode’s contributors have. Right now is a great time to be supporting artists!David Pasquesi (TJ and Dave)The TJ and Dave Vimeo series: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tjanddaveThe TJ and Dave book: https://books.google.com/books/about/Improvisation_at_the_Speed_of_Life.html?id=zyjWoQEACAAJYou can follow him here on Twitter: @DPasquesiAnd here on Insta: @DPasquesiScott Adsit and John Lutz did this incredible set at Just For Laughs festival in 2013. See the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM10ZCu8Nu0Also, check out this hilarious clip of Scott Adsit and Christina Gausas in their two person show: https://ucbcomedy.com/media/4038Rachael Mason:Check out this wonderful set from The Boys (Susan Messing and Rachael Mason) - https://youtu.be/FD0ZQf26DegYou can see Kornfeld and Andrews, every Sunday night on the Magnet Theatres live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/Derek’s Mojo have a Facebook page with some pretty cool videos on them. Watch the videos and be sure to like the page too. https://www.facebook.com/dereksmojo/The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James LloydTheme music - Sam PlummerLogo design - Hélène Dollie
5/19/2020

The Power Of Two: The Improvised Duo - Part One

Season 1, Ep. 22
Two person shows have been a growing trend in improv and with the release of a three part Netflix special from improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, there is a now a mainstream spotlight on improvised duos. Despite theatres being closed right now, people around the world are talking about and forming opinions on what an improvised two person show can be. This is the first of two episodes looking at what is special about having just two people performing the whole show.Check out these online links for shows, books and online pages this episode’s contributors have. Right now is a great time to be supporting artists!David Pasquesi (TJ and Dave)The TJ and Dave Vimeo series: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tjanddaveThe TJ and Dave book: https://books.google.com/books/about/Improvisation_at_the_Speed_of_Life.html?id=zyjWoQEACAAJYou can follow him here on Twitter: @DPasquesiAnd here on Insta: @DPasquesiScott Adsit and John Lutz did this incredible set at Just For Laughs festival in 2013. See the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM10ZCu8Nu0Also, check out this hilarious clip of Scott Adsit and Christina Gausas in their two person show: https://ucbcomedy.com/media/4038Check out this wonderful set from The Boys (Susan Messing and Rachael Mason) - https://youtu.be/FD0ZQf26DegYou can see Kornfeld and Andrews, every Sunday night on the Magnet Theatre's live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/Derek’s Mojo have a Facebook page with some pretty cool videos on them. Watch the videos and be sure to like the page too. https://www.facebook.com/dereksmojo/The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James LloydTheme music - Sam PlummerLogo design - Hélène Dollie