I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Deblis, the host of the Theater of the Courtroom Podcast. His listeners are lawyers, who are looking to grow their presentation and persuasion skills using lessons from acting, improv and storytelling. We discussed the art of storytelling, why it’s important and how to break down a […]
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Life, Unscripted. Or, why everyone should take an improv class.
My job is to tell great stories. So is yours. Sometimes, the best stories are the ones that are told off the cuff – unrehearsed, unplanned, unscripted. One of the best pieces of advice I got as an actor was to take an improv class. Single best investment I have made in my career – […]
As an actor, creating a rich character means making choices. Not just any choices – STRONG choices. Choices that differentiate you from the 999 other people who are auditioning for the same gig. And sometimes, as you read through your 10th audition of the day for a gig you’d kill to book, you sit in your […]
When Improv Comes in Handy
I’ve been improvising for the last 5 years. For many of those years, I played regularly with a variety of house teams at my home away from home, the Westside Comedy Theater. Improv is a GREAT skill to have. It’s especially handy when you attend a date auction fundraiser, and a quarter of the way […]
Team X is going to HAWAII! Tickets now available
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh! Team X is going to be performing in Honolulu, Hawaii this Fall!! Kama’aina friends, ohana and everyone who will be in Hawaii on their vacations in September: Team X is honored to be invited to perform at the 5th Annual Improvaganza: Hawaii Festival of Improv! The festival runs from September 23rd-25th, at the ARTS […]
Team X Crowned WCT Harold Team Champs!!
Last night, Team X became the first ever Harold Team Champs for the Westside Comedy Theater! We’re super stoked to move on to the next competition – at the LA Improv Festival, hosted by iO West in Hollywood, in June. Thank you to the judges, the audiences and our amazing coach Lloyd Ahlquist and our […]