• Countdown to a Unique Fundraiser

    If innovation and adaptability are the soul of improv. There are possibly no better personifications of it than Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters. The creators of From Justin to Kelly, The Very Normal Festival and The Countdown Improv Festival have spent years re-imagining what it is to be performers and teachers, creating conferences and festivals read on

  • Soap Opera as an Exercise for Long-Form

    If you’ve been doing long-form improv for a while, it’s easy to forget how daunting it is as a student to make the leap from short-form. And if you have been doing long-form, it’s also easy to have plot-heavy sets where everyone is struggling to connect to one another. To strengthen the skills and confidence read on

  • Healthy Festival Selection for your Troupe

    Festival selection can seem daunting. Selecting which festivals to submit to used to be a ludicrous hypothetical. 20 years ago, depending on the part of the world you lived in, there were maybe three or four festivals that were feasible to visit. Everyone put their VHS tapes in the mail and hoped for the best. read on

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    Marketing Your Improv Show

    If you are like many other comedians, you probably haven’t put much thought into the marketing of your improv show.  You made a Facebook invite, invited your friends, and made a post or two on Instagram… but is that enough? Imagine this- you’re in line at your local coffee shop.  The line advances and you’re read on

  • The members of the improv team "Karen"

    Lindsey Barrow: Intersectional Feminism and Improv

    I recently sat down with Lindsey Barrow (just kidding, I emailed her– it’s still a pandemic). She is the Artistic Director of The Ruby LA, an intersectional, feminist comedy theater in Los Angeles.   Full disclosure, Lindsey and I are friends (although she prefers that I not say that in public or private).  I think she read on

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Countdown to a Unique Fundraiser

If innovation and adaptability are the soul of improv. There are possibly no better personifications of it than Kelly Buttermore and Justin Peters. The creators of From Justin to Kelly, The Very Normal Festival and The Countdown Improv Festival have spent years re-imagining what it is to be performers and teachers, creating conferences and festivals read on

Soap Opera as an Exercise for Long-Form

If you’ve been doing long-form improv for a while, it’s easy to forget how daunting it is as a student to make the leap from short-form. And if you have been doing long-form, it’s also easy to have plot-heavy sets where everyone is struggling to connect to one another. To strengthen the skills and confidence read on

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