Improv Resource Center Podcast

Kevin Mullaney interviews improvisors to find out what exercises and techniques they use in their improv comedy rehearsals and classes.
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Dec 1, 2010

Recorded live at the People's Improv Theater in New York, the guests are Ed Herbstman, Porter Mason and Nate Starkey

Nov 25, 2010

Evan Linder from the New Colony describes the process they use to create original plays and musicals using improvisation.

Nov 16, 2010

Craig Cackowski from iO West and Second City in LA talks about doing scenes from imaginary plays, feeling scenes before you know what is happening, La Ronde and the North vs. South Harold.

Nov 9, 2010

Armando Diaz, founder of the Magnet Theater, talks about connecting with your scene partner, initiations, using improv to write and how to teach better.

Jun 22, 2010

Jimmy Carrane talks about grounded scenework, the third choice, reality transaction scenes, commitment, silent scenes, side coaching and group therapy.

Jun 14, 2010

Will Hines and John Frusciante from the UCB Theatre in New York discuss the game, improv simulators, an improv sabbath and things to steal from Ian Roberts.

Apr 21, 2010

Kurt Braunohler from the People's Improv Theater discusses solo improv, image streaming, viewpoints and Caligula.

Apr 12, 2010

Lillian Frances, owner of the Laugh Out Loud Theater talks about auditions, teaching kids, using your warmups well, and yes-anding life.

Apr 5, 2010

Susan Messing performs and teaches at iO Theater and at the Annoyance in Chicago. We talk about Busby Berkeley, Doublemint Twins, Caligula and more.

Mar 25, 2010

Billy Merritt performs and teaches at the UCB Theatre in LA. We talk about premise based harolds and his character based improv forms where he gets students to create a single character over eight weeks. We also discuss the cube edit and the hawk edit.

Mar 15, 2010

Caitlin Tegart is a sketch writer and director for the UCB Theatre in NYC. We discuss how writers can help themselves by not worrying about how good an idea is, that instead they need to simply get their ideas onto the page.

Mar 10, 2010

Tara Defrancisco is a former member of the Second City Touring Company. She performs and teaches for iO Theater and ComedySportz in Chicago. She discusses several exercises she uses in her classes and workshops.

Mar 2, 2010

Kevin Hines teaches improv at the UCB Theatre in NYC. He talks about exercises he uses to get students react quickly and realistically in their scenes. He also describes the form of his recent performance class and how he rehearsed for it.

Feb 23, 2010

Matt Donnelly from Improv Vegas and The PIT discusses two improv exercises he uses in his workshops.

Feb 15, 2010

Jill Bernard from HUGE Theater and Comedy Sportz in Minneapolis talks about exercises she uses in her classes.

Feb 10, 2010

Rich Talarico from iO West shares a couple exercises that he uses in his classes.