I’m used to using improv skills to make up scenes on the fly, and I’m used to drawing quickly for pitches and life drawing, however, I’d never had the chance to a ‘live draw’ or Graphic Recording, as it’s more commonly called.
Part of the thrill for me is not knowing what will happen ‘in the room on the day’. Will there be enough room for an easel? A2 or A1 paper? Will people be looking over my shoulder while I draw? I can only prepare so much, and the rest is about adapting to the situation as it plays out, just like improv really.… Continue Reading
This summer I attended the annual Comedysportz Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for shows and improv workshops. Then headed straight to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. It was an intense and enjoyable three weeks of of improv training and performing.
There’s nothing in the UK that’s really comparable the annual improv championship. It’s not really a competition, more a convention of comedy shows and improv workshops where performers from all over the us – and UK – come together for one week to collaborate and learn new skills.
Improv is on the rise in the UK, but no where near as well established as it is in the US, with it’s dedicating schools of improvisation, not just for performance skill, but also as a tool for learning.… Continue Reading