The Growth of San Antonio Improv

Alright, it’s been a hot minute minute…ok it’s been a long minute.  I’m going to try to bring this back now, especially with the scene in this town growing exponentially in the past year.  So that’s what this post is going to be about, the growth of improv in San Antonio, Texas since I’ve been here (2012).

I’m not going to lie, my knowledge of the history of San Antonio improv is elementary at best.  I know there isn’t MUCH of a history to go on, but there is some there.  I’m going to pick this up from where I came in and, hopefully in the next few days, will add some edits to this with updated information.

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Untitled Space Western

Video of the final performance of our Live Musical version of the “Our Mrs. Reynolds” episode of Firefly Untitled Space Western (original name omitted due to copyright claims from FOX).  This was one of the best final shows I’ve ever been a part of (I played drums) and much of the dialog was improvised, leading to a usual 40 minute show to be an hour and 20 minutes.

Untitled Space Western

Deconstructing the Deconstruction

Sorry It’s been so long since my last update. Ever since school (work) started back up I haven’t had any time to write what with driving 45-50 minutes to and from work every day on top of doing my Level 5 stuff at Coldtowne and what not. Oh yea, I’m in Level 5 now, one more level to go until I am a Coldtowne Conservatory Graduate. I am extremely excited about that let me tell you.

So, we have been spending two days so far on the Deconstruction format and though this is not a rewriting of my notes from that class (that will come later as we finish it up) I do want to write some thoughts on this format.

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Friends, Fun, Community

This will be a slightly different post from my previous ones, it also won’t be exceedingly long like my previous ones.  My notes from the Eric Hunicutt workshop will come tomorrow.  No picture because I couldn’t find one that would do this post justice.

The last 8 months have been a completely different feeling from anything I’ve done in my life to this point.  No, I’m not talking about getting married, that is on it’s own pedestal of amazing things that nothing else in my life will ever touch.  I’m talking about what my life has been like since I began taking improv classes at Coldtowne Theater in Austin.

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Characters: Inside Out and Outside In-Part 1

Today was the day of my workshop with Bill Arnett, and it was awesome.  We delved into a ton of things about developing and embodying characters in just 2 hours that I can’t even fathom what an entire intensive with this guy would be like.  This post isn’t going to be super involved since it’s late, but I am going to give the notes that I took from the class and maybe expound upon them some.

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