The Game Tree: Tree of Game
Remember when you were a kid and your parents or your teacher said it’s “time to play a game”? Remember how exciting that was?
7 Things You Need to Master Improv
7 Things You Need to Master Improv This week’s guest blog post is from Ryan Karels (New York City's Upright Citizens Brigade) who taught Level 2 and 3 improv at LMA (Sydney), Term 2, 2017. While teaching improv at LMA, I'll note in the scene, "This is more of a spiritual note...” So LMA asked me to write [...]
Master and Apprentice Alike
Master and Apprentice Alike This post is by Dan Pavatich, LMA's Artistic Director I have been lucky enough to perform with some extremely funny and talented people, some of whom have been performing for decades, and others for only a matter of weeks. Such was the case last night at The Night Shift, when I had the [...]
Ryan Karels (UCB NYC) Workshops at LMA
Ryan Karels (UCB NYC) Workshops at LMA LMA is thrilled to announce that Ryan Karels is coming from UCB New York to teach classes and workshops during Term 2, 2017. In addition to teaching our regular term Level 2 and 3 classes, Ryan will also be running multiple (and different) weekend workshops in both Sydney and [...]
David Tieck is Back… In Melbourne!
David Tieck is Back... In Melbourne! LMA is excited to welcome David Tieck back to the roster of Australian Teachers, this time at LMA Melbourne. Some of you may recognise him from our shows at The Belvoir St. Theatre where he not only performed, but also coached a Student House Team. His experience is vast, with training [...]
“Awards Chatter” THR Podcast – Matt Walsh (Veep, UCB)
"Awards Chatter" THR Podcast - Matt Walsh (Veep, UCB) The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade and Emmy nominee for his portrayal of Selina Meyer's bumbling press secretary explains why he abandoned a career in psychology for comedy, why he's drawn to improv and what it's like working opposite perhaps the funniest TV actress alive today. [...]
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“On The Cusp, Off The Cuff,” – An Improv Comedy Documentary
“On The Cusp, Off The Cuff,” - An Improv Comedy Documentary Via: The Comics Comic Who decides to pursue a life or career in improv comedy, what are their motivations, and what is the reality of that life and career, really? Especially if you're living and working in New York City. A few years ago, [...]
UCB Founders Charlie Rose Interview
UCB Founders Charlie Rose Interview As you may already know the DCM (Del Close Marathon) is happening at UCB in New York City right now (late June, 2016) and the four famous founders of UCB were recently interviewed on Charlie Rose. It's a fantastic piece touching on the origin story of improv and UCB, the [...]
David Tieck Joins the LMA Roster
David Tieck Joins the LMA Roster LMA is excited to welcome David Tieck to the roster of Australian Teachers. Some of you may recognise him from our recent Improvoir Show at The Belvoir St. Theatre where he not only performed, but also coached our Student House Team. His experience is vast, with training from all [...]
Why Standups Should Embrace, Not Revile, Improv
Why Standups Should Embrace, Not Revile, Improv “I hate improv.” Hang around standup comedians enough and you will hear it. This may be confusing. Many don’t know there’s a difference between the comics with microphones and the ones who go mic-less, tagging in and out of scenes in a black box theatre. It’s understandable. After all, many [...]
Use Your Words
Use Your Words We'd love to hear from you. Write about your favourite show, most recent class, training you did overseas, how improv has helped/changed you, Top Tips you'd like to share, pet peeves... whatever. Pitch us your ideas and chances are we'll say "Yes, and..."
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Sketch Comedy SuperStarr Joins LMA!
LMA is thrilled to welcome Sketch Comedy legend Tony Starr to the roster. Tony has recently relocated to Sydney from L.A. and boy has he hit the ground running. In under a year he has already developed, co-wrote and performed in the Show Giddyup Garfunkle at the Sydney Fringe Festival and regularly performs around town. We're extremely excited to have Tony [...]
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Guest Blog: Will Hines, UCB Instructor
Guest Blog: Will Hines, UCB Instructor When you ask people to think of reasons why someone took an improv class for the first time you get answers like “I wanted to do something fun” or “I’m a huge comedy fan” or “I wanted to be able to think on my feet more for my job.” [...]
Get the Laughs, but Follow the Rules
Get the Laughs, but Follow the Rules One of our partner Improv schools, Upright Citizens Brigade, just published a new book about how to "do" Improv and it looks great, but we still think you should take a Workshop. Check out the link for a great article in the New York Times.
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