Dr. Daniel Wiener is a pioneer in the work of integrating improvisational theatre games with psychotherapy. His groundbreaking book, “Rehearsals for Growth”, published in 1994 inspired many therapists around the world to explore this valuable and effective intervention. Dan shares how he discovered improv and how he continues to live a playful life today.
What do Firesign Theatre, fasting, the original Ghostbusters, film editing and improvisational theatre have in common? Sam Longoria!
Sam made his first film when he was 14. He has worked with many Hollywood legends, on several Academy Award and Grammy nominated films and music.
Sam recommends Byron Katie’s book, “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life” which changed his life. Byron Katie. He supports Actor Richard Dreyfuss’s project, The Civics Initiative, which stresses Civics Education in America Richard Dreyfuss Civics Initiatve Richard Dreyfuss Thank you Continue reading “Sam Longoria – Improvisor, Actor”
Assael Romanelli, MSW is an improviser/therapist who recently published his PhD research study on training therapists in improvisation skills.
Listen to how Assael’s path in improvisation theatre, psychotherapy and education led him to this groundbreaking research. Hear about the ways in which these disciplines come together to create a new, synergistic training which can help generate healing and growth processes for the individual and relationship. Continue reading “Assael Romanelli MSW-Improv for Therapists”
Part 2 of Improv Interviews with Bernie De Koven – the master of play! Visit his website http://www.deepfun.com where you’ll find wonderful articles and videos about his career in play. While you’re at it, go to http://www.aplayfulpath.com and get the copy of his newest book, A Playful Path.
Over 40 years ago I attended New Games Foundation training and became a Certified New Games Referee. Imagine my delight and honor to meet Bernie De Koven, the man who was pivotal in the New Games movement. Bernie is an amazing person whose energy and love of play have helped thousands of folks realize that play is as important for adults as it is for kids! Bernie De Koven is a “founding father of play studies,” creating the Games Preserve, the first centre for the exploration of games and play for adults, Bernie continues to this day to explore the theory of fun and playfulness and how it can affect every aspect of personal and interpersonal, community and institutional health.Continue reading “Bernie DeKoven – Shaman of Play (Part 1 of 2)”
In this episode actor, comedian and improv master, Jimmy Carrane speaks about his history in improv comedy, how he developed his groundbreaking improv intensive workshop, “Art of Slow Comedy,” and how he dealt with his own personal challenges.Continue reading “Jimmy Carrane – Improviser/Teacher”
Will Luera is an improv legend and has been the director of the FST Improv Festival in Sarasota, Florida since 2014. He has a stellar cast lined up for this year’s festival in July.Continue reading “Will Luera – Director of the Sarasota Improv Festival”
Join us in this laugh-filled podcast with the dynamic duo, Rachael Mason and Susan Messing. During this episode they share their experiences in improv comedy. They also give great notes on getting out of the judging mind and how to have fun and play on stage.Continue reading “Rachael Mason & Susan Messing – Improvisers”
Last summer I met Amy in a workshop and fell in love with her immediately! . Her enthusiasm and love of improv is contagious. Amy Burge is an improviser, public school teacher and a mother of two very active teenage boys. Currently, she is a very involved in the Minneapolis improv community as a performer, a committee member (Tiny Funny Women Fest and FairPlay) and teacher. She is most excited about being able to teach improv at an adolescent chemical treatment center and would like to further he work in the area of mental health. Continue reading “Amy Burge”
Meet Eric Fisher, a mindful improviser! Though Eric’s younger years were heavily involved improv and the arts, his career has been in design and technology. After studying computer graphics and psychology at UPenn, he spent over a decade designing apps and online communities in addition to working at Facebook, Apple and Google in Silicon Valley. Continue reading “Eric Fisher”