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Improv with John Cremer and the Maydays

Last night I attended a workshop about improvisational comedy organised by London Toastmasters. The workshop was led by John Cremer, an improvisation teacher and performer. In the first half we were shown the techniques used by improvisational actors. The second half was a performance by John Cremer’s improvisational group, The Maydays. What follows is a [...]
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Yes, and…

I over analyse every interaction I have. I get annoyed when people cut me off with their puerile observations. I am appreciative when people wait for me to finish before offering their own point-of-view. I hate it when people hijack conversations. I have become very aware of conversational dynamics. The root cause was attending a workshop called Listen, Think, [...]
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Impromptu speaking advice from an improvisation teacher

Recently I had a discussion with a friend from my Aikido club who runs an improvisational theatre group. He described some of the methods used for acting in improvised scenes. Although the content is unrehearsed and unscripted there are a set of well defined techniques which improvisers use to coordinate and advance a scene. He [...]
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