Tag Archives: improvisation

Creating a shared reality

The sim­plest con­cept to boil down from an improv class and share with the out­side world is the idea of “yes, and”. It’s a pow­er­ful tool that lies at the core of every good impro­vised scene and col­lab­o­ra­tive cre­ative process. “Yes” rep­re­sents the accep­tance of another person’s offer. One impro­viser might begin a scene with […]

The Value of Failure

The most impor­tant les­son any­one can learn in a novice improv class is this: do not fear fail­ure. When a per­son is afraid of fail­ure, he/she has a strong ten­dency to avoid tak­ing risks. In impro­vi­sa­tional the­ater and in life, risks are often key to sub­stan­tial growth and suc­cess. Suc­cess­ful com­pa­nies like Google and Apple […]

Relaunch and Purpose

I first reg­is­tered this web­site in Novem­ber 2005. Over time, it tran­si­tioned into a rel­a­tively generic per­sonal blog. I chron­i­cled my taste in music and tele­vi­sion shows (includ­ing spec­u­la­tion about the fate of Arrested Devel­op­ment), among other things. The old blog was an inter­est­ing out­let, but it lacked focus and grew rel­a­tively inac­tive over the […]