The Problem with Improv: Bullshit

“All our words from loose using have lost their edge” – Hemmingway Bullshit is an easy word to throw around. Being foul mouthed, in the past week I have used it to refer to slow traffic, my daughter’s inability to sleep, a narrative turn in a…

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How to be Creative? Just be Obvious

The answer is obvious Oh what a funny word obvious is. It can mean clarity, but is often used with criticism. I certainly have associations with being on the wrong side of it. ‘Come on Urquhart, the answer’s obvious,’ echo the voices of the past teachers…

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No but or Yes and: Playing with Contrast

Compare and Contrast Contrast is the theme of our classes this week over at AndAlso. Contrast may seem like an odd choice of theme in an artform that is all about agreement and building, but this is precisely the reason that…

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How to Smash the Patriarchy with Improv

How to Smash the Patriarchy with Improv It’s International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, and the theme of our classes this week. I’m a woman, and a feminist but I somehow still feel I’m not allowed to celebrate – what is…

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How to be a better improviser in 2024

New Year’s resolutions always come with a lingering feeling of dread. Lovely they may be in theory, but we know they will soon be broken. It’s just a matter of time until we are, again, the abject failure that we were last year. Like meeting a character in…

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