Arquitectura de una impro (Rafa Villena)
/ 3 de mayo de 2020

Este es un libro sobre teatro de improvisación. Profundiza en la técnica dramatúrgica para realizar una impro teatral. El teatro de improvisación está viviendo un auge en la escena internacional, entrando en los espacios escénicos de todo el mundo. Las personas que se dedican a esta disciplina artística están necesitadas de encontrar textos técnicos para desempañar su oficio. “Arquitectura de una impro» propone una estructura de trabajo para poder realizar improvisaciones, paso por paso, de manera didáctica. Trabaja sobre la idea del autor de realizar tres tramas simultáneas, a modo de capas, que le den profundidad a las historias que se van crear. «Arquitecto de lo efímero, Rafa ofrece una perspectiva personal de la transparente construcción que sostiene toda impro. Trae bajo el brazo planos que felizmente no siempre coinciden con los míos, y aquí los despliega, los comparte. Evito el contrapunto, opto por la escucha y aprendo de sus directrices.» Omar Galván. Rafa Villena, Granada 1981. Desde 2004 lleva ejerciendo como improvisador profesional. Director de La Tetera Impro! y actor en la compañía Improviciados. Es docente de teatro de improvisación desde el año 2009. Tapa blanda: 88 páginas Editor: Ed. Status (23 de abril de 2020) Idioma: Español ISBN-10:…

Improvising Now (Rob Norman)
/ 18 de febrero de 2020

We all want good scenes. But it seems the harder we work, the less likely we are to stumble towards them. Improvising Now offers techniques, tricks, and secrets used by professionals to make the act of improvising easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable onstage. You’ll discover easy tools to navigate some of the more stressful parts of scene work, including: • Starting scenes • Discovering the character dynamic • Playing patterns and Game of the Scene • Heightening your own ideas • Mental blocks to discovery • Navigating group scenes • Second beats and structure • Tips for intermediate/expert improvisers This book also provides an insider’s look at the business of comedy. From producing your own independent improv shows to getting hired by a paying comedy theatre. Work less, play more. Enjoy whatever Now you’re in.

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.

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

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold (Matt Fotis)
/ 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)
/ 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.

Long-Form Improv (Ben Hauck)
/ 31 de marzo de 2018

Long-Form Improv: The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds (Ben Hauck) Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scencework and finding the game of the scene, this crisply written manual covers techniques for experienced improvisers, curious actors, and even non-actors.

Do it Now, Essays on narrative improv (Kareem Bradr, Kaci Beeler, Roy Janik, Valerie Ward)
/ 31 de marzo de 2018

When improv quartet Parallelogramophonograph (PGraph for short) embarked on their narrative improv journey in Austin, TX in 2005, they had no idea they were about to spend over a decade learning and discovering how to create fully improvised plays on the spot. This mini-book is filled with several short essays by members of PGraph – all on improv theories and techniques designed to help make narrative improv more fun, accessible, and attainable. WEB

Art by Committee (Charna Halpern)
/ 31 de marzo de 2018

This sequel to the «improv bible» Truth in Comedy delves deeper into the mindset and history of improvisational theatre, and the accompanying DVD provides clear examples of these principles in action. The DVD includes performances by four influential improv groups: Upright Citizens Brigade (with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), Beer Shark Mice (with Neil Flynn of Scrubs), Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience, and The Reckoning, along with additional short clips featuring Peter Hulne. The disc also contains interviews with many celebrity improv artists including Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Stephnie Weir, Tim Meadows, Andy Dick, and Adam McKay. The book expands on many of the ideas from Truth in Comedy as it explores the evolution of long-form improv into the New Harold and provides expanded thoughts on what makes improvisation effective. Readers also get an insider’s perspective of Del Close, who many consider to be the father of modern improv along with book author Charna Halpern, as together they established the famous iO theatres.