From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
If you are not having fun, then you are the asshole. – Susan Messing A friend of mine (pictured on the right of this image) created this .gif from an opening during one of our improv shows. As I shared with others, THIS is how I feel about improv, the improv community, and my pink, … More Express – Improv Fun
PROMPT: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2014? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?* Improv Community (Since 2011). I “discovered” this in-real-life community in 2011. In 2014, my relationship with the improv community has grown and evolved, and I expect it will continue to do so for … More Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)
PROMPT. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).* Thursday, May 1, 2014 Palo Alto, California Design for Dance 2014 May 1 held the moment (or moments) of my feeling most alive. My moment was at the 2nd annual Design for Dance 2014, sponsored by … More Reboot – Moment
This past weekend, I took @Improv_Nerd The Art of Slow Comedy workshop with Jimmy Carrane. The workshop was offered by Pan Theater, one of several improv theaters and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This group picture was taken after our workshop ended on Sunday. I believe the following excerpt (emphasis added) from one of Carrane’s recent … More Count – Anthrocubeologist Takes Improv Inventory
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver (from The Summer Day) This image above – one of my favorite life’s moment – at an improv jam. The quote – one of my favorite poems – the closing line from The Summer Day, which you can … More Ask – Is Improv My Querencia?