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.
Got struck by a cold last Friday. As a result my cats have been in heaven all weekend long: they got unlimited couch time with a warm, immoveable human being. At least my cold serves some purpose... #sick #cats #catsofinstagram #couchpotato #commoncold #elkvoordeelhebznnadeel
Back on the ferry after a day in my hometown. Coffee with my mother, drinks with my father and some office work in between. It was a good day. #nofilter #ferry #amsterdamnoord #ilovenoord #noordgestoord #clouds
Sign on the door of the ladies room. It's not gender neutral yet but at least she's wearing pants. That's something! #naarden #sign #office
I am back in my home town (Bussum) and waiting for ages at the manually controlled railway crossing makes me feel like a teenager again. #railway #bussum #naarden #waiting #train
After the session on #humanprototyping (or enactment workshop), we got some lovely responses including this one on paper. This participant felt she got a holistic understanding of the experience. Whoah! #butterflyworks #facilitating #humancentereddesign #designthinking
Today I did something new... I facilitated a human prototyping session. We got a design challenge from Uganda and tried out some of the solutions that were previously brainstormed. By role playing we found new opportunities and challenges in the design. The participants discussed their experiences and feelings after playing in the scenario of -for instance- the multiple use community garden. How was it from 'the inside'? It may all sound a little abstract but it was REALLY insightful. I wanna do more of this. Playing (and improvising) makes so much sense in these settings! #prototyping #humanprototyping #designthinking #humancentereddesign #butterflyworks #facilitating
Today I am leading a session on human prototyping at #butterflyworks. How to explore and try out a design by playing it out. And playing, that is something I love to facilitate. #inspiration #amsterdamnoord #prototyping #humanprototyping #designthinking #humancentereddesign
Tonight I taught the fun players of #Improganga again. I have a soft spot for these improvisers, they are so lovely to me. Look at them being kind and playful in this exercise. Two players with their eyes closed try to feel and then mimic the pose of the two other players in a statue. "I found the fourth leg!" and "Where does his body end and her body begin?" #improv #teaching #physicaltheatre #theatre #cinetol #coaching