A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Maestro Impro™ (ITI Format Guides)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Maestro Impro™. It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Maestro Impro™ player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, playfulness and so much more. In the late 1950’s Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports™ in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. Maestro Impro™ was developed in the early 1990s and is now played popularly worldwide. The International Theatresports™ Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports™. ITI members have select access to the Maestro Impro™ Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.

A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Gorilla Theatre (ITI Format Guides)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Gorilla Theatre™. It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Gorilla Theatre™ player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, directing, clowning and so much more. In the late 1950’s Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports™ in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. Gorilla Theatre™ had its debut in 1992 and is also becoming popular worldwide. The International Theatresports™ Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports™. ITI members have select access to the Gorilla Theatre™ Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.

A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Theatresports™ (ITI Format Guides)
/ 17 de diciembre de 2019

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Theatresports™. It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Theatresports™ players develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork and so much more. In the late 1950’s Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports™ in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. The International Theatresports™ Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports™. The ITI Theatresports™ Guide was originally produced exclusively for performance rights holders free of charge in pdf form. This new print edition has been revised and improved for larger distribution. ITI members still have select access but it is now available for purchase to…

Answers from Improv Teachers (David Escobedo)
/ 13 de diciembre de 2019

David Escobedo, a recent Hollywood transplat, asked the popular improv teachers from all over England common questions found in improv. The diversity of their answers offers different views and insight that can help you on your improv journey. Great content to quote for research or creating online content for your own improv page.

How to Teach Improvised Comedy… (Jason Lewis)
/ 13 de diciembre de 2019

«How to Teach Improvised Comedy: Using the Science of Expertise to Develop Masterful Improvisors» de Jason Lewis Use the Science of Expertise in your Improv teaching practice to create better improvisors, faster. Learn how expert improvisors are really made, the one tool that trumps a class «purpose», how to design drills that work, and how most improv teachers are side-coaching incorrectly. With 53 specific, usable tools this book will improve your improv coaching, directing or teaching right away. Each tool is backed by research and uses the latest findings in neuroscience, education, sport and the arts to make a difference.

Improvvisazione Teatrale -Dall’atto creativo al ritmo
/ 10 de octubre de 2019

Prima pubblicazione a cura di autori italiani sul tema, realizzata dalla cooperativa Improvvvisart. Un testo dedicato al mondo dell’Improvvisazione Teatrale, primo volume della collana “I colori dell’Improvvisazione”, realizzato con il contributo dei migliori docenti italiani e con il sostegno dell’Associazione Nazionale Improteatro. La collana intende offrire testimonianza e dare merito al percorso di crescita e maturazione del concetto moderno di Improvvisazione Teatrale in Italia. L’improvvisazione oggi è in fermento, in continua evoluzione, in crescita. Sempre più numerose sono le scuole, le compagnie, gli spettacoli, i raduni nazionali, i festival in Italia. Il primo volume va dritto al “cuore” dell’improvvisazione teatrale: l’atto creativo, l’ambiente, i personaggi, le relazioni e il ritmo di una storia improvvisata. Gli autori di questo volume sono: Mari Rinaldi (Teatribù – Milano), Luca Gnerucci (Teatro a Molla – Bologna), Daniele Marcori (Qfc Teatro – Roma), Tiziano Storti e Susanna Cantelmo (Verba Volant – Roma). 104 págs. ISBN 9788899189006 Editorial Ergot Primera ed: Mayo 2015 Comprar Ed. Ergot

How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth (Will Hines)
/ 10 de octubre de 2019

Become great at performing long-form improv! We skip the basics and get into advanced topics like: being truly present, being authentic, dealing with difficult performers, being actually funny (!) and the rarely discussed but essential skill of being healthy. This book was written by a long-time teacher and performer from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre based on his years of teaching and directing people to improvise. Even FAMOUS PEOPLE have studied with him!

Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art (Sam Wasson)
/ 10 de octubre de 2019

In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half century.

Pirate Robot Ninja (Billy Merrit, Will Hines)
/ 19 de septiembre de 2019

As an improv comedian: are you a pirate, robot or ninja? Know your type so you can appreciate your strengths while also focusing on what you have left to learn. This book is 200 pages of lessons, exercises and metaphors designed by two teachers and performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. Also, it’s written as a fable where you are an «improv seeker» in an mysterious dojo hidden in the mountains. That’s pretty fun! “Billy and Will love to do the ‘make’em ups’ and they’re quite good at it as well. I would read this book…if I could read.” – Rob Riggle (Daily Show, US Marine Corps)

Behind the Scenes (Mick Napier)
/ 19 de septiembre de 2019

«Mick has been the catalyst for the most messed-up, funny, smart, low-budget, loud, subversive, hilarious, mind-expanding improv shows of his time.» Bob Odenkirk, star of «Better Call Saul.» In this follow-up to his highly regarded book «Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out,» globally acclaimed improviser, director, and instructor Mick Napier focuses on the complexities and theories of long form improvisation. This extended form of improvisation invites performers to be inspired for at least thirty minutes by a single suggestion as they push their creativity to the limit. Napier taps into more than 30 years of experience and distills his tools for success into practical, engaging lessons: -The art of introductions and edits -Different approaches to openers -Pros and cons of the back line -Why it’s okay to be funny -Finding the dominant energy -Sustaining a strong character