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Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Don't let the size of this book fool you. It is packed with a wealth of improv wisdom that is summed up beautifully. If you've had the chance to work with Jill Bernard, you are already aware that there are few people who bring that depth of joy and delight to the art. Her book reflects these aspects well.
Whether you are a new improviser or a seasoned pro, this book is fantastic for reminding you why you fell in love with improv in the first place. It's an easy read and is a great resource to return to if you find yourself burnt out or losing focus.
You can order your copy here.
All members of IIC have their own emergency copy. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Posted by Bess Wuertz on 8:31 PM in Upcoming | Comments : 0
IIC will perform on the Short Fringe stage as part of the Indy Fringe Festival.
The Short Fringe Stage is located on the corner of College and St. Clair, near the Art Bank and Beer Tent.
We have two, 15 minute slots. We're planning to showcase a shortened long form format.
Friday, 8/26 at 6:45 PM
Saturday, 8/28 at 5:15 PM
Come cheer us on! Tickets are just $5 at the door.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Posted by Bess Wuertz on 12:57 PM in What Is Improv | Comments : 0
In the technical since, improv is a live theater style where everything presented is made up on the spot. There are often inspirations for the things seen, sometimes in the form of an audience suggestion.
There are many different styles of improv, although the two most common seen in comedy-based improv are divided into short form and long form. No matter which form you see, you are witnessing something that will only live in that moment, never to be performed again.
Improv can take on a number of purposes in addition to humor. It can be used to educate, provoke, and inspire. In some cases, all of the above can happen in one short scene. Which shows will feature that? We don't know. We're making it up. We're often as surprised by the outcome as you are.
Either form requires improvisers to develop a specific set of skills. Most improvisers go through an endless cycle of classes and workshops to advance their understanding of the art. But what in the world are they practicing? They learn how to trust their instincts, think on their feet, work cooperatively in a group, and put their fear aside. Yes, improv can be scary work!
But most improvisers stick with improv for the love of the freedom and creativity it brings. It isn't uncommon for individuals to use improv as a healing tool. The larger improv community is filled with beautiful people who are dedicated to improving the craft by improving themselves. The ability to "play" improv with other individuals is truly a gift.
We at Indy Improv Collaborative want nothing more than to share the improv experience with you, either by performing on a stage or by helping you take the first steps in your own improv journey.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Posted by Bess Wuertz on 4:18 PM in Members | Comments : 0
In addition to directing IIC, Bess also owns Collaborative Ventures LLC, which offers improv geared towards business needs.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Jordan chose to explore improv following a childhood love of "Whose Line is it Anyway?". As an actress, she has always loved comedy and wanted to explore that avenue of the craft. People often told Jordan she was naturally comedic, and she tends to be quick-witted in nature, so she sought out improv lessons to hone her natural ability and gain confidence.
Jordan has been attacked and bitten by a tiger.
Jordan works in the medical field for her day job. She also works brand promotions for major companies. She enjoys reading, painting, sewing, and photography. Jordan spends a lot of time with her husband, Matt, and parents, along with her beloved pets. She also enjoys singing, but she's utter rubbish at that.
Facebook: Jordan Leigh Wheatley