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  Improvisational theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Improv companies may have at their disposal some number of readily accessible props that can be called upon at a moment's notice, but many improvisers eschew props in favor of the infinite possibilities available through mime.
As with all improv offers, actors are encouraged to respect the validity and continuity of the imaginary environment defined by themselves and their fellow performers; this means, for example, taking care not to walk through the table or "miraculously" survive multiple bullet wounds from another improviser's gun.
Because improv actors may be required to play a variety of roles without preparation, they need to be able to construct characters quickly with physicality, gestures, accents, voice changes, or other techniques as demanded by the situation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Improvisational_theatre   (950 words)

 Just For Laughs Improv Championships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Utah Improv Site for and about the Utah improv community, with troupe info and show listings, as well as interviews with performers and articles about improv.
Dirty South Improv Improv group with short and longform improv shows in North Carolina and Chicago, as well as two national touring shows.
Improv Olympic West Los Angeles branch of the world-famous improv comedy theater.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Just_For_Laughs_Improv_Championships.html   (282 words)

 Cultureflux Views: The Moral Need for Improv
Improv theater is the creative offspring of two quirky parents.
Improv’s father, Keith Johnstone, began a movement called Theatersports in England (isn’t it funny that the British are funny?) in the mid 1950s, and eventually settled down in Calgary, Canada, to hone his craft.
According to most who talk about improv theater, the number one skill an improv player needs is to be an acute observer of reality (perhaps that’s true with other forms of art, as well).
www.cultureflux.com /April03/wit.html   (1302 words)

 Improvisational - Better Solutions to All Your Problems - Community Message Board at Skincareindia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dirty South Improv - Improv group with short and longform improv shows in North Carolina and Chicago, as well as two national touring shows.
Little Man Improv - New York City troupe that formed at Georgetown and is now based at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater performs long-form shows and offers notes about their shows.
The Tenderloins Improv Troupe - New York City-based, Del Close-trained long-form improv troupe that performs the Harold and the Armando Diaz.
www.skincareindia.com /special/cat.asp?/Arts/Performing_Arts/Comedy/Improvisational/Groups   (3390 words)

Improv comedy is one of my favorite things to do.
In 2003 I attended the Chicago Improv Festival (and performed at Improv All Night), the Del Close Marathon in NYC(performing with the team The Saint), and Dirty South Improv's 24:Live (performing with The Saint and as a rotating ensemble player) in North Carolina.
It is a brainchild of my friend Ryan and I inspired by the growing improv community in Utah.
www.jesster.net /theatre/index.htm   (497 words)

 White Noise: About Ross
He is also the artistic director of Dirty South Improv, where he teaches all levels of classes, performs monthly in Natural Selection, and is a member of the performance teams Mister Diplomat, Babies!, and Destroy All Monsters.
He's been on a couple missions in NY and NC with Improv Everywhere, and is most proud of the Meet Anton Chekhov mission, which he devised.
He has taught improv at a number of festivals, most notably the Chicago Improv Festival, the Dirty South Improv Festival, and the Implosion Improv Festival.
www.rosswhite.com /archives/000580.php   (432 words)

 Dirty South Improv | Improv Comedy Classes and Shows in North Carolina | +1 919-225-6330
DSI's 24LIVE pushes performers to the limit in a marathon benefit of improv comedy presented in conjunction with The Artscenter and Transactors Improv for local Chapel Hill-Carrboro charity organizations.
A small core cast from Dirty South Improv will draw support from Transactors Improv and other North Carolina comedy ensembles, professional improv comedians from Chicago and New York, and local celebrities from all Arts disciplines as they press on thru 24 straight hours of comedy improvisation.
Dirty South Improv would like to thank everyone who has donated and helped to raise funds for the North Carolina Theater.
www.dirtysouthimprov.com   (740 words)

 We're 422!
All four have a passion for improv that is unparalleled.
He has performed in the fifth annual Chicago Improv Festival with KYSOff as well as in the sixth annual Chicago Improv Festival with other improvisers on the team The Foul Mohicans at the Improv All Night event.
Jady began improv at the tender age of 16, under the brilliant tutelage of Jesse Parent, Bob Bedore, Joe Rogan, Ryan Locante, and Ben Brinton, among others.
www.utahimprov.com /422   (1479 words)

 Improv Message Boards - Philadelphia will soon be Improv-City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thanks, Billy Merritt, for writing about an improv exercise that I lurked and used.
I've been in touch with 2 old friends from Cabrini who are both teaching/advising student improv groups.
Hopefully, we'll be able to do some coaching or workshopping with them, and they'll be more people to add to the Philly Improv Scene.
www.improvresourcecenter.com /mb/showthread.php?goto=lastpost&t=19995   (257 words)

 dirty south   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dirty South is rap that popped up in the latter half of the 1990s...
Dirty South popped up in the latter half of the '90s, after gangsta rap became the standard currency of hip-hop...
Dirty South Entertainment Inc. Dirty South Entertainment Inc., homebased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was founded in 1995, and established in 1997 by William "Tre" Billy,III.
www.theindustryyellowpages.com /th/dirty-south.htm   (1846 words)

 Mad at the World: I'm soo tired.
This long month of improv has finally drawn to a close.
Marathon, PAX in the middle, and then the Dirty South Improv festival in N.C. a whole lot of stuff for such a small month.
I really enjoy this whole blogging thing I think it's fun and by the response on the counter, "Mad at the World" is getting around a bit, but I don't really want to be classified as a blogger.
sodajive.blogspot.com /2005/03/im-soo-tired.html   (191 words)

 Ben Hauck online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I saw a form called "The Harold" performed by one of the Harold teams there, and immediately I decided I wanted to learn the form because of how exciting and infectious it was.
My interest in long-form improv continues, as I taught and currently coach a long-form group called Devil's Dancebelt.
To keep abreast of news in improv, I visit a message board run by my former improv teacher Kevin Mullaney--the Improv Resource Center.
www.benhauck.com /theimproviser.html   (151 words)

 Improv Message Boards - New Year's Eve @ The Idiot Box   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dirty South Improv announces plans to rock North Carolina with an Improv New Year's Eve.
The show will feature 4 awesome sets of improv comedy, a cash bar pen all night, a complimentary champagne toast served for midnight, and a DJ to spin dance music following the NYE toast.
IMPROV NEW YEAR'S 2004 has 75/140 paid audience with 2 days left.
www.improvisation.ws /mb/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=31987   (445 words)

 YESand.com | College Improv Graduates to the CIF Stage
The Chicago Improv Festival is partnering with Dirty South Improv to bring Implosion to its festival lineup.
Twelve improv groups, including I Eat Pandas of New York, Absolunacy of Ball State, and 45Kings of Loyola University will be performing side-by-side in an effort to better unite the expanding collective of college improv groups.
Nate Melcher was involved with improv in Minneapolis, MN before moving to Cheyenne, WY where he founded The Caseous Company (www.caseous.com), the only sketch troupe in the state who perform their final show May 6-7.
www.yesand.com /articles/index.php?ArticleID=81   (1089 words)

 BBIF 2004 Schedule of Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is experience-based play designed to help you move from thinking to doing, and it’s applicable to improv and acting of all varieties.
Begin to improvise so that effects become reflex and the natural rhythm of the groupmind will lead you to make moves where and when the scene wants them to be made.
You will learn that improv rules exist but they are able to be broken.
coweb.cc.gatech.edu /ltt/114   (892 words)

She has taught improv all over the country, including Juneau, AK; Spokane, WA; Washington DC; Portland, OR; the Dirty South Improv Festival, the Funny Woman Fest, and the Tiny Funny Woman Fest.
He is a founding member of the local improv group Fingergun, half of the comedy duo Ferrari McSpeedy, and is a actor/writer with the Brave New Workshop Theater.
His formative years were spent with Minneapolis improv mainstay The Collective, where he travelled the country performing at such places as The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, SAK Theater in Orlando, and The Playground Theater in Chicago.
www.hugetheater.com /huge.html   (392 words)

 MTU Troupe: Improv Clases at Improv Inferno in Ann arbor
Improv Clases at Improv Inferno in Ann arbor
She co-produced The Oktoberfest Improv Festival in New York, and taught at the New Orleans Improv Festival.
She performed at the Chicago Improv Festival as a member of the Neutrino Project, and at the Del Close and Dirty South Improv Festivals, with Mr.
www.mtutroupe.com /mt/archives/000005.htm   (595 words)

His improv creations include: The One Man Jam -- a fully improvised one man Harold which appeared at the Chicago Improv Festival, The Neutrino Video Projects (www.neutrinonation.com -- chosen for the HBO Aspen US Comedy Arts Festival, and the Chicago Improv Festival), Chengwin and Chunk (www.chengwin.com) and Kurtbot (www.kurtbot.com).
Matt Donnelly is an improv instructor at the People's Improv Theatre and the New York Film Academy, and coaches various groups around Manhattan.
Founder and Executive Producer of the DSI Theater and North Carolina's Dirty South Improv Festival, Zach has been employed as Assistant and Associate Producer for the Chicago Improv Festival, Director of Education for ComedySportz of Chicago, Artistic Director for ComedySportz of Chapel Hill.
www.seattleimprov.com /instructors   (1895 words)

 DTH Online -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
UNC students, members of the Chapel Hill community and guests from Utah all the way to New York City came together to create 24 consecutive hours of improvised comedy.
Dirty South Improv, the organization that coordinated and pulled off this impressive event deserves a hearty congratulations for bringing laughs and excitement to UNC's campus while also raising almost $1,000 for the Women's Center in Chapel Hill.
By involving yourselves in the process, involving the audience and making sure to have a lot of fun along the way, it's amazing how much support UNC and the surrounding community have to offer.
www.dailytarheel.com /vnews/display.v?TARGET=printable&article_id=3f79778bd1654   (449 words)

 DSIF5 | The 5th Annual Dirty South Improv Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DSI Theater's Dirty South Improv Festival brings professional improv groups and college teams together from across the country to North Carolina once per year for a weekend of shows and improv comedy workshops.
Dirty South House Teams meeting on Sunday for marketing Blitz.
Dirty South Improv, DSI Theater and the Dirty South Improv Festival are trademarked property of dirtysouthimprov.com
www.dirtysouthimprov.com /dsif   (441 words)

 improv links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Improv Review, as the title might suggest, reviews improv troupes all around the country.
DSI is a national improv group located in Chicago, IL and Chapel Hill, NC.
They are the hosts of the hugely successful Dirty South Improv Festival, an annual festival dedicated to bringing improv groups together.
www.othersidecomedy.net /www.html   (283 words)

 Gotham City Improv - about   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The genesis of Gotham City Improv was in Los Angeles.
For years, GCI was known for its inventive and wildly funny improv and sketch shows, its superior training program, and as a leader in the field of corporate entertainment.
Since then, GCI has grown from a single troupe into a full service comedy theater offering a steady supply of both improvised and scripted shows, featuring multiple performing groups, and guest performers who rank among the best in their field.
www.gothamcityimprov.com /about.php   (336 words)

 Utah Improv
Just Be On Stage In a tirade befitting one of our improv community's curmudgeons, Joe Rogan explodes on his views about relationship over environment in improv scenes.
Manners approach to improv to explain how to be polite in a scene.
While we would never refer to them as improv rules, they do help understand how to support your partner and make the scene go a little easier.
www.incywincy.com /default?catid=53765&cached=www.utahimprov.com   (1096 words)

 Beatbox: The Fusion of Hip-Hop and Improv Comedy
A graduate of The Improv Olympic and Annoyance, Zach can currently be seen performing on the ComedySportz Mainstage, touring with the critically acclaimed Two-person show, Dual Exhaust, or with The Beatbox.
She has excercised her improv muscles with such shows as Cinema 2.0 with FuzzyCo and The Improv Challenge IV with Fine Point Productions, where she became the only cast member ever voted off the show to return and finish the run as host.
SETH WEITBERG (Beatbox/ Member) arrived in Chicago this past May, a native New Englander, after four years with Duke University Improv and is thrilled to join his fellow players and playerettes for this dopetastic show.
www.beatboxshow.com /playaz.html   (1617 words)

DSI also organizes the annual Dirty South Improv Festival that CHiPs hosts every year in the spring..
For the past two years, DiRtY SOuTh ImPrOV has entertained audiences in the Midwest and Southeast with an energetic and extremely commited take on improvisational theater.
ImprovOlympic, the holiest of the holies, is where several of our alumni are continuing their improv training and where several of our future alumni plan on ending up.
www.unc.edu /~billc/links.htm   (253 words)

Dirty Power have arrived, like some lost artifact from 1978, to reclaim the hard rock crown.
Dirty South Improv: Where Chicago comedy meets the Dirty South Yes, that's what we said: MAD-tv meets the Dirty South!
The Seven dirty words are seven words that were prohibited from use on broadcast media in the United States, including both over-the-air television and
aliveinfo.com /?q=dirty   (860 words)

 writing my name in water = Dan Winckler's blog .:. Hi, I'm Dan Winckler.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nights and weekends, I do much more interesting things, among them: improv and sketch comedy, live, improvised visuals and video art.
I'm in the comedy group Gunshow and I'm a part of Share, a community that hosts open jams for audio and visual artists every Sunday.
I'm also an honorary member of Neutrino and I shoot, edit and improvise in the missions of Improv Everywhere.
www.danwinckler.com /bio   (157 words)

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