Posts Tagged ‘classes’


April 24th, 2012 No comments

Last night I had the pleasure and privilege of performing with my classmates from the Kate Ashby Academy at the Lower Ossington Theatre.

Our group was EVERYONESMIRANDAPROV because, well, there is a woman named Miranda in our class, and…

What a charge it was. The audience was fantastic, my classmates were fantastic, the musical genius of the keyboardist was fantastic…so magical!

And the HIMANDHERPROV after was equally magical. (Well…maybe I’m biased a bit towards my class. He he.)

It was the most fun I’ve had doing improv since my days of being El Santo Gordo.

Does this make me want to start acting/improvising again? Honestly, from what I can tell, the average age of an improviser in this town is 20. Not so good for me. Acting is a possibility, but I want to start getting paid for it.

Some interesting decisions to make. Meanwhile, I still have a script in draft 11 that needs finishing.

Kate Ashby Academy, week 1

September 11th, 2011 No comments

I returned to studying with Kate Ashby on Saturday the 10th.

Mostly familiar faces, with a few new ones. It looks like we are moving into some interesting intermediate group work, around sensing focus and performing for the group, not for yourself.

It will be a challenge for me, as I am a sugar-cured ham from way back, but it’s a challenge I embrace willingly.

Besides, it’s always a joy training with Kate.

I am also looking forward to working with mostly the same group and see how that adds to the dynamic. I’ve certainly done level-based classes elsewhere, but this is the most consistent turnout of people carrying on I’ve ever seen.

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So I’m In

March 10th, 2009 No comments

A level “300” class. Which is pretty good considering I haven’t done improv for nearly forever.

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