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Improv Cheat sheets

Improv Cheat sheets

For the teaching and learning of improvisation, some cool cheat sheets.

Cindy Tonkin January 13, 2017

Shakespeare

Improvised Shakespeare. First 3 scenes each sets up a character and what they wantThen pursue it from a heart space: it’s not about winning. It’s about…

Cindy Tonkin June 22, 2016
Beer Shark Mice, Monoscene, Shotgun

Beer Shark Mice, Monoscene, Shotgun

Day 3 and following is all about forms Principles Pay attention to convenience: what if the table you need to put your pen on isn’t just next to you but a…

Cindy Tonkin June 19, 2016
Final notes on the deconstruction

Final notes on the deconstruction

An “art installation” joint work by Erin Foy, Sophie Long and Cindy Tonkin, July 2011 I found these notes when i was packing. These are i believe all…

Cindy Tonkin August 17, 2011
Day 2.5 with Miles

Day 2.5 with Miles

I spent some time last night putting together a flowchart for identifying what kind of scene you are playing, because it’s quite a simple decision-making process…

Cindy Tonkin August 14, 2011
Week Four: the harold day one

Week Four: the harold day one

so this is a summary of day one of week four.  things got too busy to write up every night – as the end of the intensive approaches my class is going out…

Cindy Tonkin August 7, 2011
tics, quirks, porches and ambiguity

tics, quirks, porches and ambiguity

Day 3 Week 2. adding weird tics and quirks: start a scene with 2 people in silence. deal with your environment, start with a character close to yourself. colleen interrupted…

Cindy Tonkin July 22, 2011
Last wed, more...

Last wed, more...

Hey, so i just discovered some notes from last wednesday’s class that i hadn’t written up. so here they are. butterflies at chicago’s field museum…

Cindy Tonkin July 10, 2011
three person scenes, deconstruction and rhyming

three person scenes, deconstruction and rhyming

warm ups Santa Monica Pier in LA i think i blogged this warm up yesterday, but now i have it’s name. It’s called bad rap. set a topic for the rap if…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2011