Category: performing

Take an Improv Class and Change Your Life!

  Taking an improv class will change your life.  I’m not saying that becuase it’s the best marketing slogan I could come up with.  I’m saying that because it’s the truth.  Even if you’re not interested at all in acting or being up on stage.  Even if you have social anxiety and the thought of…

Countdown to a Website Makeover

They say that the whole “right-brained” and “left-brained” talk is a myth.  Our brain hemispheres aren’t a pair of quarreling twins–one who did the sensible thing by going to business school and the other, a dream-follower who dropped out of college to cover canvases in paint and notebooks in poetry.  Humans seem to love to…

More Improv Notes as Poetry

Sometimes, when I’m directing a show or teaching a class, the notes I write down as direction, thoughts, and feedback can sound like a poem.  Here’s an amalgamation of my recent in-class/in-rehearsal musings that sound like a little poem to me.   Embrace reality open up create the boat Speak up we had chances to…

art it out

The only way to get something out of your head is to art it out draw out the image paint out the dream write out the story poem out the feelings then you can go on about your day when a creative force strikes, it’s not always something pretty and fun sometimes it is the…

Earrings

Then, there are those dreams when you see your sister and she’s still alive and you sit across the table from her and you want to explain to her that the reason you’re wearing her earrings is because it was a way to have her with you. But here she is— she’s across the table…

Shakespeare, Unscripted opens this Saturday!

I got a hold of some of the most delightful improvisers in the Atlanta area and then I made them hang out with me for two months straight–watching, reading, playing, and studying Shakespeare.  These people are smart, funny, and good.  And so is this show. Shakespeare, Unscripted is a fully improvised play in the style…

Actor’s Worst Nightmare

I’m in this new show, and I’d love for you to see it! One improviser. Two actors doing different plays. Three fascinating acts. You don’t know your lines. Or you do, but everyone else seems to be doing a different play. It’s the Actor’s Worst Nightmare. Two actors performing from different plays and one improviser…

Where You Were and Where You Are

As one gets older, it is widely believed that one gets accustomed to getting older. I suppose that’s true to an extent. A small extent. For getting older is not the same as riding a bike or learning another such skill. Every time you get older, you’re in new territory. Every time you have a…

Highwire Comedy

HIghwire is the newest addition to the improv and comedy scenes in the Atlanta area.  I am delighted and honored to be sharing the Artistic and Education Director roles with the amazing and talented Ian Covell.  If you haven’t checked us out at 3041 N. Decatur Road, please do!  We’ve got shows every week, Thursday-Sunday…

Living in the South

Best things about living in the south: fried okra the weather the wonderful people I’ve met (they don’t necessarily come after okra and weather, but I just had more okra today, and it’s really on my mind) fried lots of things, actually sweet tea the weather: it’s worth mentioning again, as it is the middle…