Yes, here in the blog we're still in October and John Timothy just got to town! John is currently a member of UCB Theatre's improv team The Curfew and among his previous teams you can find Sandino, where he played with Alan Starzinski - our subject from last week. John has trained at the UCB … Continue reading Take the right path!
As challenging as it has been to keep on top of bringing you the best guests, hosting weekly shows, keeping on top of our creative endeavours and our unavoidable day jobs - we may or may not like these! - we're back to our weekly catch up of classes. Next up is Alan Starzinski. Alan … Continue reading Change is in you!
So we have some exciting news to announce here on The Phoenix Remix, the London Improv Company Hoopla is jumping on board the PR train and are joining the writing team! From now on, we will be providing you with useful information about up and coming shows that will be at Hooplas performance The Miller … Continue reading A Warm Welcome To Our New Writers – Hoopla Impro!
We've started the year big! That also means a lot of work! Zack Willis helped us start the year with a bang. He taught a great workshop that helped us shake off the dust gathered during the long break! We've also started back with our shows and had the joy of having Zack play with … Continue reading Exciting start!
If you are in Newcastle and looking for something new and different to enter 2018 in to make life more fun and exciting then this is a fantastic time to jump on board the improv train and do some workshops with School of Improv. This week starts the brand new beginners course for those who … Continue reading School of Improv Doors Open For 2018!
Yes, we do know it's the 25th of December and no one will read this! Or maybe you're in a sugar coma with nothing else to do and this will be our most read post of the year! The festive season brings the gratitude out of us! It's been a great year and we've got … Continue reading Thank You II!
We're back to my favourite week of the year! This week I'll talk about the philosophy Will Hines centred his classes around during his week in London back in September. Looking at everything you do in improv with the Voice of Reason/Unusual Person dichotomy in mind is super useful and makes everything easier! If you're … Continue reading Voicing Your Reason
We've arrived to what was probably the best week of my year! Maybe not in general, but almost definitely in my comedic life. I'd have to exclude moments like co-creating a whole women's team, co-creating a show I'm super proud of, writing and performing stand-up for the first time...all amazing personal accomplishments in my comedy … Continue reading Keep it Simple!
Rounding these classes up and figuring out what I took from each class and each teacher is proving to be way more useful than I originally thought it would when I first suggested doing it! Next up is Rick Andrews, head instructor from the Magnet Theatre in New York, who was in London for a … Continue reading Observing Your Environment
At the beginning of September we had Keith Horvath visiting from America. Keith is one of the 70 worldwide alumni of The Second City Directing program, a former Class Administrator and director at The Annoyance and he has taught improv and sketch at Columbia College in Chicago. We were very lucky to have him teach … Continue reading Borrow, borrow, borrow!