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Art vs Motel Art

Written by ASAF RONEN
Just knowing the information of the scene is not enough anymore. I understand the comfort of knowing the who, what and where, but the thing you need to learn to “yes and” more than anything is what your connection to that information is. There is a reason why some art hangs in motels and some hangs in museums and it’s not strictly the content.

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Treat Opinions Like Bears

Written by WYATT TALL
Agreeing to a subjective reality is NOT obvious. We can easily imagine two people in a room arguing about who should be president. Improviser 2 may think: I am YES ANDING being a person in a room talking politics. So where’s the problem?? The problem is it’s not very easy to make two people fighting over an opinion into a fun compelling scene. It’s often boring because it feels like what we see all the time in our daily lives.

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Play and Watch and Learn to Play

Written by CLIFTON HIGHFIELD
Improvisers need to perform in shows. The rehearsal process is great, and can be very rewarding, but the real reward is that instant that you forget everything that you have learned and play.

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The Fuck-It Switch

Written by ASAF RONEN
It’s often been said: Improv is simple to understand, hard to master. However, that’s only because we tend to complicate things. The improv goes badly and we beat ourselves up about it. The improv goes well and we don’t believe it can be that easy so we add layers of difficulty the next time we step out there.

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