My guest this time is Sue Walden from San Francisco (US): a force to be reckoned with in the area of improv for non-theatrical purposes, or: applied improv.
In this interview we talk about: - how working with a partner has kick started her career; - what obstacles she has overcome; - what she did when she got ‘a little tiny bit bored’; and much, much more.
In the 5th episode I spoke to Sarah Michaelson, a.k.a. DJ Mama Cutsworth, and we talk about:
– her role as a music improviser; – how Speechless started (with a great anecdote from their first rehearsal); – advice for other music improvisers; – how she warms up (which is a little different); and much, much more.
For the third episode of the Ohana Improv Podcast I got the chance to pick the brain of Patti Stiles from Australia. We cover these topics: – how she makes improv formats; – why she prefers crunchy broccoli after soup, when it comes to improv; – what her turning point in life was (of course it included Keith Johnstone); and much, much more.
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Tim Orr from San Francisco. We cover different topics relating to his improv practice, including: – how his warm-up for a show looks like; – what the turning point in his career was; – how his background as a basketball coach influenced him as a trainer; and much, much more.
Our next stop in Ozzy was Melbourne, where we were hosted by our wonderful friend @jason_d_geary and his family. We spend a few days teaching the ensemble and the students of @impromelbourne, singing songs for @hoorayimakiki, visiting @healesvillesanctuary, seeing some of the cool city of Melbourne and doing lots of cuddling with Jason’s dogs. #improv #perryweerd #travel #travellingcouple #melbourne #melbourneart #impromelbourne #australia #koala
I am gonna do some updates, here’s a first. We are currently on a 6 week Australian tour and it all started in Canberra for #improvention2018 festival. Very grateful for @improact1 inviting us to be part of the ensemble as @gaelperry and I had a great time. Some highlights of mine included a magnificent jacuzzi in our hotel room, seeing many old and new improv friends, teaching my workshop Sensing for Dummies, perform as the voice of God in ‘7 deadly sins’ and the challenging task of getting used to sun in December 😜. So far: no sun burn. Eat that ozone hole) #improv #teaching #australia #travel #travelgram #jacuzzi #performing #theatre #canberra #travellovers #perryweerd
It was only 24 hours but @joanaponder and I made the most of it: Berlin! We walked, chilled, talked, ate, drank, met friends, and enjoyed ourselves a lot. Just a terrific time in a city that was sunny, tasty and a little rude. The company was my favorite part of it all. #berlin #travel #theferocioustwo #germany #24hoursinberlin
I was again in Strasbourg and I am almost a local now 😎 I have my own bike, understood roughly 20% of the La Carpe Haute show in French, played pétanque until 4am and spend the weekend enjoying the good life at the Alsace countryside, in the city center and in the arms of my amazing Frenchman. #ughlove #france #strasbourg #travel
Finally, after months of trying I finally made it out to Ljubljana to play with my @kdiglu friends. My hosts and friends Vid and Neža @last_clean_shirt gave me the best time possible. I got to coach the 3 Iglu guys @jus_milcinski @vidsodnik and Peter, perform with them, teach the IGLU students, have amazing food, hang out, see the beautiful places around Ljubljana and just have a good old time with genuinely good folks. Ow, lucky lucky me. #travel #slovenia #ljubljana #kdiglu
Last week King’s Day in Amsterdam: taking a stroll with @uitdeschuur_rianne, eating typical Dutch poffertjes, dancing on the tunes of the amazing #alsjemaargelukkigband with @webkitchen and @zingenz. So typical Amsterdam: people partying on boats, drinking wine in windowsills and selling their second hand books and clothes on the street. #koningsdag #kingsday #poffertjes #oranjeboven #kday #amsterdam
With The Ferocious Four we performed at @boomchicago’s Sunday night show. We did a test run of our ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ improv format. We dangled on the side of an ice berg, had two surgeons fight with a scalpel and a morphine syringe and just enjoyed the shit out of playing with each other. What a joy to be part of this gang! #theferociousfour #improv #show #theatre #feminism #womenempowerment #women #stagefighter #boomchicago #amsterdam
My parents celebrated their 35 year wedding anniversary with a super fun weekend away. It included the entire family touring on bright orange mopeds in Twente. My brother Jan @bikemirrorselfies made another classic #bikemirrorselfie. What an achievement: my brother snapping this pic AND my parents sticking together for 35 years. #mopeds #mirrorselfie #twente #mopedtour #weddinganniversary #family #familyweekend