Ben Noble – A-Z Improv

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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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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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Improv Comedy – Play for the Health!

Margot Escott, LCSW, has been studying, performing and teaching Improv Comedy for the past several years for healthcare organizations and community groups. Escott has had a private psychotherapy practice in Naples for over 30 years and is known for her workshops on “The Healing Power of Humor & Play.”

The basic rules of Improv Comedy can also be applied to life and the therapeutic process. The most important rule of Improv is to accept what other players give you and to have fun. With the help of other professional Improv Players at this workshop, participants will experience how these concepts can apply to their lives as well. Audience participation not required but suggested.

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The workshop will include live Improv Comedy performance and audience participation in “win/win” Improv Games.

Caregivers need care themselves for the challenges of a disabled loved one

By Nori St. Paul
Published on: 6/30/2013

Not long ago, Naples resident Shirley Hubers became an adult caregiver. Her husband Dave, who recently turned 70, had had a tough time this past couple of years.

Since 2011, he has had a challenging double knee replacement. Then he suffered a heart attack. During his heart problems, Dave’s body went into septic shock and he was induced into a coma. He had triple bypass surgery, and then suffered a knee infection, followed by removal of one of the artificial knees, adding a spacer, and then a new replacement some time later.

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