Jeff Winer, MS – Psychology & Improv

Meet Jeffrey Winer, who is currently a Psychology Intern at McLean Hospital, a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, and a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Much of Jeff’s research and clinical practice to date has focused on better understanding the development, maintenance, and treatment of depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and traumatic stress across development, with a focus on adolescence. Continue reading “Jeff Winer, MS – Psychology & Improv”

Dr. Dave Carbonell

David Carbonell PHDMeet Dave Carbonell, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and the founding member of The Therapy Players, www.therapyplayers.com  an improvisational troupe of professional psychotherapists which performs all around the Chicago area. His practice is specialized in the treatment of fears and phobias. He is the author of Panic Attacks Workbook and The Worry Trick, maintains a popular self-help web site at www.anxietycoach.com, and has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 7000 therapists in the U.S. and abroad.<!–more> Therapy Players is Dave’s second improv troupe of mental health professionals. He was also the founding member of Freudian Slippers, a troupe of psychology graduate students at DePaul University who played at numerous venues around Chicago in the early 1980’s.

Cameron Algie

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Meet Cameron Algie, a truly generous improvisor, teacher and human being. Check out  https://playwithfireimprov.com to read his great blogs and take a class! This interview is one of my favorites – especially our two-person scene. I learned a lot from Cameron and I know you will too!

Ben Noble – A-Z Improv

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Meet Ben Noble, author of Improv ABC: The A-Z Guide to Becoming an Unstoppable Improviser. Ben’s book is a wonderful hands-on how to improvise book and has been following his blogs on improv and life.

Stacey Smith – Musical Improv

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Meet Improv Professional Stacey Smith, a loud Long Islander who can be seen performing regularly in the ensemble at CSz or with The Deltones and The Musical Armando at iO. A CD of Broadway songs helped inspire Stacey to bring singing into her improv comedy. Continue reading “Stacey Smith – Musical Improv”

Kristin R. Krueger, PhD – Improv Comedy in Group Therapy

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Meet Neuropsychologist Kristin R. Krueger, PhD who talks with us about the benefits of Improv Comedy in group Therapy. Continue reading “Kristin R. Krueger, PhD – Improv Comedy in Group Therapy”

Craig Price Brings Improv to Southwest Florida

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Meet Southwest Florida’s improv master Craig Price, who studied with the legendary Del Close at Improv Olympic and Second City in Chicago. Craig performed and studied for two years at Second City and IO before moving to Denver and performing for 5 years and 550 shows ComedySportz of Denver. He then moved to Southwest Florida where he was instrumental in leading the improv movement that has taken Southwest Florida by comedic storm. Craig is the Education Director at the Naples Players where he continues to teach improv to kids under 18 and adults. Since being at TNP, Craig has initiated a Wellness/Inclusive Improv Program where he teaches Acting & Improv for kids with ASD & SDP, Improv for Adults with Disabilities and a special needs improv class for High School students. Margot and Craig discuss the highs and lows that improv players experience on and off stage.
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