Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold (Matt Fotis)
english , ensayo , Long form / 30 de abril de 2019

Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.

The Comedy Improv Handbook (Matt Fotis, Siobhan O’Hara)
dramaturgia , english , ensayo , juegos de impro , Long form / 30 de abril de 2019

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

Take it Easy – Ryan Millar
english , impro , impro aplicada / 18 de octubre de 2018

TAKE IT EASY™ isn’t about a new way of doing improv, nor is it meant to replace your own style or approach. Instead it’s a mindset that can inform your performance and approach to improvisation. “Highly recommended for the beginning improvisor or the seasoned pro trying to rediscover the fun.” – Sam Super, The Second City Training Center’s 2017 Teacher of the Year This isn’t an ‘intro to improv’ book, nor is it a how-to manual. Instead, TAKE IT EASY™ is a collection of thoughts and observations designed to give people a different perspective on their craft, and it also includes games and exercises for people to do on their own or to bring to their group to reinforce the book’s teachings. Web oficial: Ryan Millar – Take it Easy

Inside improvisation: The Science Behind Theatrical Improvisation and How To Get Better (Richard Bennett)
english , ensayo / 13 de septiembre de 2018

Not all improv is the same. Inside Improvisation explores, compares and clarifies in detail the main methods of theatrical improvisation, from the Chicago method improv and Harold, to Keith Johnstone’s impro and Theatresports, and everything of significance in-between. Referencing modern scientific theory and 100+ research papers, Inside Improvisation uses the science behind improvisation, to explain how it works and how to become a much better improvisor. Topics include: how the brain works while improvising; presence and mindfulness; fear, anxiety and the freedom to succeed; leveraging the unconscious; group mind; how scenes actually work – metapragmatics and scene progression; why and how improvisation is funny; using alcohol, drugs and stimulants; acting and theatre theory applied to improvisation; and much much more.

Salva al gato (Blake Snyder)
dramaturgia , español / 13 de septiembre de 2018

Blake Snyder, uno de los guionistas de más éxito de Hollywood, ofrece una pintura ágil, divertida y franca de la trastienda de la industria cinematográfica. ¡Salva al gato! hace referencia a una de sus infalibles teorías para lograr que las ideas resulten más atractivas y cualquier guión más satisfactorio y, sobre todo, susceptible de venderse. Pero, sobre todo, ¡Salva al gato! muestra las herramientas que todo guionista está obligado a dominar si acaso quiere vender su trabajo.

Bossy pants (Tina Fey)
english , ensayo / 13 de septiembre de 2018

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Before 30 Rock, Mean Girls and ‘Sarah Palin’, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon – from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

Impro Argentina
ensayo , español / 13 de septiembre de 2018

Impro Argentina es el resultado de un profundo trabajo de investigación que incluyó más de 40 entrevistas a personalidades del mundo de la Impro y una revisión minuciosa de las obras sobre el género. La primera parte del libro, APUNTES, es un aporte teórico sobre el género de la improvisación teatral: una introducción a la Impro para los novatos y material de reflexión para los iniciados. En LA HISTORIA, la segunda parte, se cuenta por primera vez, desde sus inicios hasta la actualidad, los 21 años de Impro en la escena teatral argentina. Gustavo Caletti, no se desentiende de su preferencial doble posición: improvisador sobre el escenario e interesado observador de los procesos culturales. Con este trabajo contribuye a divulgar una pasión escénica que cada día capta más adeptos y, a la vez, debatir el lugar de la improvisación en el ambiente teatral argentino. Web

Theatrical Improvisation, Consciousness, and Cognition (C. Drinko)
english , impro , libros / 13 de septiembre de 2018

Improvisation teachers have long known that the human mind could be trained to be effortlessly spontaneous and intuitive. Drinko explores what these improvisation teachers knew about improvisation’s effects on consciousness and cognition and compares these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy.