Having reconciled the whole Del/Keith thing, Joe and Patti now chat far and wide. Their histories at Loose Moose and Annoyance Theater, and what those experiences ignited in them. Big city competition, institutionalized teaching, the value, or otherwise of notes and theatre critics, the troupes in their travels that inspire, the ideas that tease and the ever-ethos-driven vigilance against cynicism in the work.
Two true-believers speak. Impro’s a journey. Welcome aboard.
Some high-end feedback around the 55 min mark. (Either side of “You Really Oughta See This.”) It lasts for about ten minutes at various degrees of annoyance. I treated audio with various filters, but could not remove it completely. Beats me where it came from?Apologies there. Turn the bass up on your i-pod for a bit.
What happens when Del improv meets Keith impro in a show featuring two of the most prominent students of those styles? “Our Play” was just that. In 2011, at a festival in Würburg, Germany, Joe and Patti shared the stage for the first time, each having half the show to play in their style. Here, they reflect on the bumps and joys of that experience.
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In part one of this double episode, Joe and Patti share some misconceptions and discoveries about the work of Del and Keith, the nature of Harold and Theatresportstm, their attitudes to impro as art, along with the impact their meeting has had upon their teaching and a little in-scene thing called the “Check-List.”
And lots more…
Our Play was performed in Würburg, Germany, 2011, not Austin, Tx, 2009. Out of Bounds 2009 was when Joe and Patti first met in person.
Andrew Moore is a rare thing in an improv world of workshops and class levels. He is a self taught improviser and a co-founder of Sylvan Productions, a comedy/improv group from San Francisco. Here, he speaks with guest Flint reporter David Innes about his ambitious journey that has things far beyond the improv stage in its cross-hairs.
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Is there a freshness and purity to NOT being taught improv, but rather discovering it as you do it? What sort of shows are born from that creative place? Just how do you build a show and audience from your back-yard? Andrew Moore speaks of his ambition and hopes for Sylvan Productions- sketch, stand-up, television, film….a place for ‘The Young Man’s Game.’