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News and Blog

Mindfulness and Improvisation

We keep an eye out for improvisation research, and once in a while the mainstream media does too. The day after our last newsletter went out in June, the ABC — the Australian one, not the U.S. one — published an interesting article on the history of sports psychology,...

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Don’t ask questions, myths and legends

That old chestnut of questions in theatrical improvisation scenes has popped up a number of times over the years, and seems to be doing the rounds of our local community yet again. Like many theatrical improvisation techniques, it’s either taught wrong in early levels...

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Children and improvisation

In December 2017, The Sydney Morning Herald published a story about how playful parents can prevent anxious kids. How do parents become more playful? And what does this mean for children and improvisation? Improvisors know very well. In the last 10 years, research...

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Improvisation 101 classes for March 2018

We’ve just announced our Improvisation 101 improv classes for March 2018. We’re running two: one in Gordon on Tuesdays starting 6 March, and one in Chatswood on Thursdays starting 8 March. Both classes run for 4 weeks, on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7pm...

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Access & inclusion in improv

Access & inclusion in improv is one of the great extrinsic benefits of improvisation, and why the greatly increased awareness of improvisation in recent years, is going to have a huge positive effect on the human race in the next few decades. Improvisation is by...

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Board games for improvisors

Board games for improvisors can be a lot of fun, especially with many non-traditional games that have been published in the last decade or so. So which ones should you buy for your friend or family member the improvisor, or your own improv group? Traditional board...

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