Monthly Archives: September 2011

Improv is (mostly) controlled by fear

Most (if not all) improv acting you see or participate in is controlled by fear. Fear, according to dictionary.com is a biological response “aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc… whether real or imaged” and (although it may not appear … Continue reading

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Improv books I think are the sh*t

A short list in no particular order: The Improv Handbook – Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White How to Improvise a Full-Length Play – Kenn Adams Impro For Storytellers – Keith Johnstone Acting On Impulse – Carol Hazenfield Improvise – Mick … Continue reading

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What is fear?

What is fear? My online dictionary describes fear as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc… whether real or imagined. While this seems to accurately describe the emotion, it hardly does “fear” justice. Fear, in my experience … Continue reading

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