The Improv Chronicle Podcast

The Improv Chronicle Podcast

Lloydie James Lloyd
Jun 30, 2020 22 min

The First Signs Of Live

Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:…https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast Very gradually, one or two improv venues are tentatively opening up their doors again. As some countries feel they have flattened the curve on the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, steps are being taken to open venues while, at the same time, trying to keep people safe. So what sort of journey are improv groups and venues undergoing in order to perform again? This episode tells three different stories from around the world - one from the One from China, one from The Netherlands and one from the USA. Guests: Will Luera - check out shows at Florida Studio Theatre here: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/ Stacey Smith - see the Boom Chicago "Shot of Improv" show live online here: https://islivenow.com/boomchicago/watch?eventid=fxOHCbLWY&fbclid=IwAR0pqkvOLRqkZ9QCAQfVtO-GvUMaMqohBncDWx0GoY3CAzAkFZHaOMNSbsE Take an online comedy writing show with Stacey here: https://boomchicago.nl/academy/intro-to-comedy-writing/?fbclid=IwAR02zQWZVGjtoOB51-wBMwWazM9LcwQ9KrjxerdPg502T3NIs9QtKsyC9fQ Jay Wang - check out Beijing Improv here: https://www.facebook.com/beijingimprov/ The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Theme music - Sam Plummer Logo design - Hélène Dollie Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 16, 2020 20 min

Making Musical Improv Work Remotely

Love this podcast? Help it keep going here:…https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast While improv has made huge efforts to get online during the global pandemic in either Zoom or podcast form, musical improv has extra barriers to overcome with the technology. And yet, musical improv classes and podcasts are still running. How? Technical solutions and using the skills they have as musical improvisers have meant musical improv may be hampered by Covid 19, but it’s finding ways to adapt. This episode you will hear from a variety of musical improvisers who have made things work in one way or another online. Check out our guests online: Jessica McKenna and Zach Reno do a hilarious musical podcast! Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/show/off-book/ Dan Moser does improv sketch comedy and freestyle rapping Alberta Check out https://goodimprov.com/ for more and check them out on Facebook facebook.com/GoodImprov/… Pippa Evans from The Showstoppers / BBC Radio 4 can be found online here: http://www.pippaevans.com/ You can see the whole of the wonderful Alternative Eurovision that The Showstoppers produced here: https://youtu.be/vjij0W75Y2k - the show raised over £7500 for The Care Workers Charity - please consider watching their show and donating to this wonderful charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-showstoppers… Robin Rothman from The Magnet Theatre and New York Musical Improv Festival has announced that the festival may be moving online. You can keep up with developments here: nymif.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nymif/ You can follow her character Trudy Charmichael and find details of her shows here: https://www.facebook.com/SongstressTrudyCarmichael/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 02, 2020 16 min

The Power Of Two: The Improvised Duo - Part Two

You can support this podcast here: https://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast Two person shows have been a growing trend in improv and with the release of a three part Netflix special from improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, there is a now a mainstream spotlight on improvised duos. Despite theatres being closed right now, people around the world are talking about and forming opinions on what an improvised two person show can be. This is the second of two episodes looking at what is special about having just two people performing the whole show. Check out these online links for shows, books and online pages this episode’s contributors have. Right now is a great time to be supporting artists! David Pasquesi (TJ and Dave) The TJ and Dave Vimeo series: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tjanddave The TJ and Dave book: https://books.google.com/books/about/Improvisation_at_the_Speed_of_Life.html?id=zyjWoQEACAAJ You can follow him here on Twitter: @DPasquesi And here on Insta: @DPasquesi Scott Adsit and John Lutz did this incredible set at Just For Laughs festival in 2013. See the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM10ZCu8Nu0… Also, check out this hilarious clip of Scott Adsit and Christina Gausas in their two person show: https://ucbcomedy.com/media/4038… Rachael Mason: Check out this wonderful set from The Boys (Susan Messing and Rachael Mason) - https://youtu.be/FD0ZQf26Deg… You can see Kornfeld and Andrews, every Sunday night on the Magnet Theatres live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/… Derek’s Mojo have a Facebook page with some pretty cool videos on them. Watch the videos and be sure to like the page too. https://www.facebook.com/dereksmojo/… The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Theme music - Sam Plummer Logo design - Hélène Dollie Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 19, 2020 23 min

The Power Of Two: The Improvised Duo - Part One

Two person shows have been a growing trend in improv and with the release of a three part Netflix special from improvisers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, there is a now a mainstream spotlight on improvised duos. Despite theatres being closed right now, people around the world are talking about and forming opinions on what an improvised two person show can be. This is the first of two episodes looking at what is special about having just two people performing the whole show. Check out these online links for shows, books and online pages this episode’s contributors have. Right now is a great time to be supporting artists! David Pasquesi (TJ and Dave) The TJ and Dave Vimeo series: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tjanddave The TJ and Dave book: https://books.google.com/books/about/Improvisation_at_the_Speed_of_Life.html?id=zyjWoQEACAAJ You can follow him here on Twitter: @DPasquesi And here on Insta: @DPasquesi Scott Adsit and John Lutz did this incredible set at Just For Laughs festival in 2013. See the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM10ZCu8Nu0… Also, check out this hilarious clip of Scott Adsit and Christina Gausas in their two person show: https://ucbcomedy.com/media/4038… Check out this wonderful set from The Boys (Susan Messing and Rachael Mason) - https://youtu.be/FD0ZQf26Deg… You can see Kornfeld and Andrews, every Sunday night on the Magnet Theatre's live stream: https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/… Derek’s Mojo have a Facebook page with some pretty cool videos on them. Watch the videos and be sure to like the page too. https://www.facebook.com/dereksmojo/… The Improv Chronicle Podcast is produced and hosted by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Theme music - Sam Plummer Logo design - Hélène Dollie Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 05, 2020 19 min

Will Podcasts Help Save Improv?

In the past couple of episodes you’ve heard from people who have moved their improv online using Zoom - all the improv that you’ve heard covered in this podcast has been visually led. But what about podcasts? Unlike Zoom, improv in podcast form was here before Covid-19 led to the doors shutting on improv theatres and performance spaces. Given the medium already existed as a home for improv, what does it have to offer? This episode you hear from: Tony Harris and Katy Schutte from Destination - the improvised journey. Check out that podcast here: www.destinationpod.co.uk… Plus you can get Katy's book "The Improvisers Way" - highly recommended UK link: https://amzn.to/2W7qaoF USA link: https://amzn.to/35oVPoR Jon Gabrus Hear him on: https://www.earwolf.com/show/comedy-bang-bang/… https://www.earwolf.com/show/improv4humans/… https://headgum.com/high-and-mighty… Kate Cocker Check out her speaker coaching and podcast training website here:… http://www.thepresentercoach.co.uk/ And hear her inspiring “Everyday Positivity” podcast here: https://volleythat.com/show/everyday-positivity/ The Improv Chronicle Podcast is hosted and produced by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 21, 2020 17 min

Moving Improv Online Part Two

In the second part of this series on online improv, we re-visit some of the voices you heard last episode - improv practitioners who have taken their work onto visual online platforms like Zoom in order to still teach and perform. As the global improv community continues to wrestle with its current inability to do in-person public performances, we hear about the discoveries, the moments of joy and the future of online improv. Will something that has become necessary may end up leading our art form somewhere new? This episode you hear from: Varoon Anand from Kaivalya Plays in Delhi https://www.facebook.com/KaivalyaPlays/ https://www.instagram.com/kaivalyaplays/ Elana Fishbein from The Magnet Theatre in New York Check out her website:…www.elanafishbein.com… Check out her doc on how to improvise on Zoom:…https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Tz6vWNTUVRVrICvuonTC9HFQv3FSUbR8gocwLqCZgI/edit… And check out The Magnet Theatre live shows on Twitch:…https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/… Nick Oram from Do Not Adjust Your Stage www.dnays.com See their Facebook live shows at:…https://www.facebook.com/dnayscomedy/ Sophie Owen from University of Leeds Improv… https://www.facebook.com/leedsimprov/ Owen Scrivens from Open Heart Theatre in Newcastle https://www.facebook.com/openhearttheatre/… With an except from The Backline Podcast Listen and subscribe to them here: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/backline-improv-podcast/id900752717?mt=2… And check out the new season of Destination - the improvised journey when it begins. Check previous episodes and see the new episodes go online at http://www.destinationpod.co.uk… The Improv Chronicle Podcast is hosted and produced by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 07, 2020 21 min

Moving Improv Online Part One

In the midst of a global pandemic, improvisers have had to make huge shifts to continue any sense of work, and for many, huge swathes of income have disappeared in a heartbeat. In this, the first of two episodes on the subject, we are going to examine the challenges people have felt adapting improv to online platforms and the community it has helped create. This episode you will hear from: Varoon Anand from Kaivalya Plays in Delhi https://www.facebook.com/KaivalyaPlays/ https://www.instagram.com/kaivalyaplays/ Elana Fishbein from The Magnet Theatre in New York Check out her website: www.elanafishbein.com… Check out her doc on how to improvise on Zoom: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Tz6vWNTUVRVrICvuonTC9HFQv3FSUbR8gocwLqCZgI/edit… And check out The Magnet Theatre live shows on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/themagnettheater/… Nick Oram from Do Not Adjust Your Stage www.dnays.com See their Facebook live shows at: https://www.facebook.com/dnayscomedy/ Sophie Owen from University of Leeds Improv… https://www.facebook.com/leedsimprov/ Owen Scrivens from Open Heart Theatre in Newcastle https://www.facebook.com/openhearttheatre/… The Improv Chronicle Podcast is hosted and produced by Nottingham improviser Lloydie James Lloyd Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 24, 2020 17 min

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Festivals And Theatres

Whether you teach improv classes, put on or attend shows, or you run an improv festival, the impact of the Corona Virus around the world will have had an impact on what you do. This podcast follows the two weeks leading up to the closure of festivals and theatres through the eyes of the host, Lloydie, who was due to be attending one such festival - the New York Musical Improv Festival. You will also hear from one of the last improv festivals to have managed to complete successfully before the virus shut things down - the Mama City Improv Festival in Cape Town. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mar 11, 2020 16 min

What's The Big Deal With Edits

How we transition from one scene to the next is something some improvisers spend a great deal of time talking about. So why are so many in the improv world nerds for editing in certain ways when no one chooses a show based on the types of edits that are performed in it? Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Feb 26, 2020 13 min

Getting Suggestive

Improv shows are known for taking audience suggestions in order to inspire the performance but what makes a good suggestion and do we really need them anyway? Hear from Megan Gray of The Magnet Theatre in New York, Nottingham improviser Jack Cross and improviser and marketer Shari Hazlett from New York Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-improv-chronicle-podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Improv Chronicle Podcast
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