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The Nursery podcast is where we talk to improvisation gurus, performers and addicts about what they do, why they do it, and how to be great at it.

The Nursery podcast is where we talk to improvisation gurus, performers and addicts about what they do, why they do it, and how to be great at it.
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United Kingdom

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The Nursery podcast is where we talk to improvisation gurus, performers and addicts about what they do, why they do it, and how to be great at it.

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English


Episodes

#26: Making a Show with Lee Simpson

2/21/2018
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The first in a new series of the Nursery Podcast. In the 'Making a show' specials, Jules will be talking to people involved in the shows that have inspired an influenced ad inspired him about how to make an improv show. In this podcast, Lee talks about working with Keith Johnstone on 'Lifegame', removing 'the' from its title, the difference between people and roles and how tiny details and unexpected events can hold the secret to the show. Besides being a member of the Comedy Store...

Duration:01:05:54

#25 - Armando Diaz in Conversation at Slapdash 2017

2/1/2018
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Recorded live at the Nursery Theatre Broadgate as part of Slapdash 2017, this chat between Armando Diaz and Molly Merwin ranges through the history of improvisation, a history which Armando seems to have been at every single significant event of... Armando's list of teaching credits is a long one: the Improv Olympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NYU and Michael Howard Studios. He has trained dozens of actors who have performed or written for...

Duration:00:48:27

#20 - Dummy Reloaded (Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts)

3/16/2017
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Dummy are Coleen Doyle and Jason Shotts are Dummy, an LA-based duo with Chicago roots. They headlined the Slapdash festival in 2014 and were in London in February to teach the iO intensive. They both teach at iO West, where Colleen is currently Artistic Director. In this podcast, they talk about what kind of improvisers they are, Yiddish words, diversity and acting.

Duration:00:58:00

#20 - Slapdash Special: Will Luera and Dave Sawyer

12/21/2016
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In the last of the long-awaited Slapdash Specials, Jules talks to Will and Dave from Big Bang about empowerment, play and the origins of Freeform Improv. Dave Sawyer is an improviser and producer based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed at over 40 comedy festivals around the world and is a touring member of the internationally renowned Big Bang Improv. Dave currently performs in the Mainstage cast at ImprovBoston and is also an Associate Producer of the Women in Comedy Festival...

Duration:00:46:16

#19 - Slapdash Special: Trent Pancy

12/2/2016
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Trent is the man for English Speaking Improv is Finland. He is head of Improv International and founded the Finland International Improvisation Festival. In this podcast he talks to Jules about improvising in other languages, what Finnish humour looks like and why some people want training to hurt. They also re-open the 'It it art?' debate.

Duration:01:07:32

#17 - Slapdash Special: Kevin Scott

11/1/2016
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Kevin Scott was here for Slapdash and we grabbed him for a chat. Kevin is the founder of three renowned improv ensembles- Chicago's Bang Bang, Burn Manhattan and Centralia. Kevin has been an educator and director for The Second City Training Center and People's Improv Theater. He is also a thoroughly nice guy. In this podcast, he talks about The Rules, community and how to act in improv. Plus, he tries out his British Accent. It doesn't go well.

Duration:01:17:16

#12 - Chicago Special: Tim Soszko

6/17/2016
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Tim is a member of the legendary musical group the Deltones, as well as teaching at iO and at Second City. He has recently started touring a solo improv show and is one half of the Tim and Mica Project. In this podcast he talks to Jules about looking grumpy, improvising alone and why he hates most people.

Duration:01:08:40