7 11, 2015

Momentum vs. detail

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist” – Charles Baudelaire/Keyser Söze Conventional wisdom says (spoiler alert!) if you want your story to have impact, the ending must be [...]

17 09, 2015

On the flipside of good leadership

Loosely speaking, improv is a form of theatre where the players create a situation in front of an audience, in the hopes of generating laughs. Leadership, on the other hand, is the ability to take [...]

3 07, 2015

Ideas beget ideas beget ideas

<img class="alignnone wp-image-228" src="https://www.marblesimprov.com/wp-content/uploads/Rabbits2 buy cialis generic online.jpg" alt="Rabbits2" width="900" height="386" /> “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John [...]

26 06, 2015

Less thinking, more fun

“You can’t think and hit a baseball at the same time check it out.” – Yogi Berra Improv is both a way of working and a skill, both of which can be trained. Think of [...]

2 02, 2015

Scriptless stories

Our lives are in quite a large part, completely unscripted.  We all make up stuff as we go along.  At the Academy we put a framework and vocabulary to those abilities, encouraging you to access [...]

2 02, 2015

Why improv?

Improv as a company training tool, or a personal development growth method isn’t anything new, however, its value as a training tool is increasingly being recognised. It probably doesn’t hurt that some of the most [...]