For the fourth episode of the Ohana Improv Podcast I spoke to Amir Atsmon, live from the streets of Tel Aviv in Israel. It was a fun conversation where I discovered both how different and how the same our improv situation is.
We cover these topics:
– what touring with a theatre project taught him;
– what the Israeli improv scene is like;
– how improv changed his life;
and much, much more.
- Lamabati - the improv group of Amir
- FreeBira - the improv group that originated from Amir's course
- Ytheatre - the Israeli Palestinian theatre project
- Fiif - the international improv festival in Tampere, Finland
- BIG IF - the international improv festival in Barcelona, Spain
- Istanbul improv festival
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- Etgar Keret - author around which Amir developed a format. Amir: "I think the best are his earlier works: Missing Kissinger and The Bus Driver who Wanted to be God."
- Keith Johnstone in IMPRO: “There are people who prefer to say ‘yes’ and there are people who prefer to say ‘no.’ Those who say ‘yes’ are rewarded by the adventures they have, and those who say ‘no’ are rewarded by the safety they attain.”
- Blessing – duoshow Susan Messing and Blaine Swen
- Improvised Shakespeare - iO Chicago
Let me know what you think, what you liked, what you didn't like, who you would suggest for an interview, what questions I should add, if your cat loves Skype too, etc.