Frank Angelini has studied with the Magnet, UCB, and Annoyance theaters. He was artistic director of the The Queen's Secret Improv Club in Long Island City and is currently teaching at the Annoyance Theater. We talked about teaching beginners, what long form and short form can learn from each other, and what agreement in improv really means.
Coaching on Skype is a particular challenge, and Amey Goerlich tells us all about it. For anyone looking to expand their circle beyond their hometown, this is the podcast for you. We also talk about the Krompf format and a brand-new improv-based card game. Amey currently teaches at M.i. West Side Comedy Theater. Get in touch with Amey over at The Improv Training Hub.
Today’s guest is John Windmueller. John teaches and performs at the Washington Improv Theater or WIT in DC, and is a member of the Baltimore Improv Group. John comes to teaching from an academic background as Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore. John and talked about poaching improv exercises to teach conflict resolution, how to teach the improv format the Pretty Flower, and the lifecycle of the average improv student.
In this deluxe, luxury-sized epiode, my very good friend Don Romaniello and I talk about the using metaphor in coaching, dogs on a surfboards, and his model for a new theater in NYC. Learn more about Don and his theater at The Commons Theater.
In our third episode, we welcome Bob Kulhan, co-founder of Baby Wants Candy and an improvisor with over 20 years experience. His new book is Getting to Yes-And, the Art of Business Improv, available January 24. You can learn more about Bob and his workshops at bobkulhan.com and businessimprov.com
Justine Collins works at Camp Jewell in Connecticut where she teaches improv to children. We talk about classroom management, how to adjust games to teach important concepts, and what it means when a kid wants to play Elsa in a scene.
In our first episode, the Improv Refinery podcast talks with Toronto performer Alicia Douglas about her experiences teaching improv at a women's shelter.