The Three Things You Can Do to Stop Worrying Onstage

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The Three Things You Can Do to Stop Worrying Onstage

We have an amazing community of improvisers at Blacktop. Nate, asked me, and I’m paraphrasing, “how can I get out of my head and let things flow.“ Oh flow state! That elusive place that feels amazing when you’re there, but is sure easy to slip in and out.

What can you do to stay there?

Well, here are the three things I use to get out of my head, be present with my scene partner, and just flow.

What do you do to get out of your head? Let me know in the comments below!

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List of Locations: Make Your Improv Life Easier

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List of Locations: Make Your Improv Life Easier

If you are an improviser, or thinking about taking an improv class you should know something....Improv Suggestion Rut happens! It happens to everyone.

Whether you're playing short-form improv games, or crafting a long-form Harold, narrative, etc. every show uses suggestions. Of course, I shouldn't say "every." There are a handful of shows that don't, but 95% of shows will turn to the audience and ask, "what's the best place to vacation in the summer?" Sometimes we're out of ideas, our brains are spent. We worked all day, we're tired, and we have to come up with suggestions to inspire our students, or team?

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The Government Shutdown and How Can We Help

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The Government Shutdown and How Can We Help

Well, here we are. The government is still shutdown. Government employees are still furloughed, and we don’ really see any end in sight. The politics are posturing, everyone is making their speeches, and the employees are getting squeezed.

I’m not here to talk politics, but I am here to say what we’re all thinking, “this sucks for the thousands of employees who need that money.“

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