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kevin-arnold's picture
Apr.13.2014
This, the second of my blogs growing out of the book Salinger by Shields and Salerno, is taken from a letter he wrote to Joyce Maynard. I won’t comment on Jerry’s relationships with women in general, and Joyce in particular; I’ll just include here the interesting riff on Jazz and Writing he wrote...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Mar.01.2014
Sure you want to be the best improviser out there at 56.  But what good does it do you if no one is quoting you, building a theatre around you or you are not in a least one book quoted for something. You might not never have a life sized poster of yourself adorning a wall of an...
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Oct.05.2013
Time: 6:30amWhere: Heading towards Pasadena California from Mid Wilshire, Los AngelesState of Sobriety: Not Drunk. No Caffeine My husband is driving the car with me in it to work.  I in turn plan as I usually do to take the car for an audition and later in the afternoon pick him back up....
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Aug.08.2013
“The first thing I do when I meet a group of new students is…explain that if the students fail they’re to blame me. Then they laugh, and relax, and I explain that really it’s obvious that they should blame me, since I’m supposed to be the expert.”––Keith Johnstone “Notes on Myself”   The story...
thaisa-frank's picture
Apr.18.2013
There's always a point in a story where the triggering idea (what makes me want to start a story)  falls flat. It's time to improvise and  generate material within the story. At this point I can't think of what to do.  There is a  wobbly line inside my head that says this is a...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Jan.15.2013
The number one reason that I do improvisational theatre is the idea that it is an art form where myself and the actors with me onstage have full creative mindset in making something amazing happen in the moment. That will always be the number one reason. The number two reason that will never waiver...
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Jul.07.2012
Once upon a time I was in a company called Geese Theatre Company.  We did social political drama therapy in prisons and penitentiaries across the country.  This was in the 80's.  The same time frame of when the world was seeing hardcore change. Especially in Manila.  They were...
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Jul.27.2008
When I first got on the Redroom as a completely unplublished writer/rabid blogger the overwhelming welcome was warm, genuine and wonderful. A year later as an unpulbished rabid blogger doing a seven week improvisational theater festival in San Francisco I still find the words genuine warm and...
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Jul.02.2008
It is almost hard at this point to express The Chicago Improv Festival Experience, as, but I will try. It was incredible. Wonderful moments. Strange moments. Joy, bewilderment. Great shows, emotional shutdowns fits of laughing all mixed with Viva Las Vegas, The Rat Pack, it being on like...
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Jul.01.2008
I have been touring on the road so much (Chicago, Los Angeles, and now Minneapolis) along with the upcoming San Francisco Improv Festival, I feel I have left the Redroom in the corner crying Why don't you love me. Well, I do. I love you Redroom. So this is a full on excerpt of my blog of The...