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Cindy Tonkin August 15, 2011
A flowchart which determines what kind of scene you are in

A flowchart which determines what kind of scene you are in

Miles Stroth’s genius is unbounded. He does, however, prefer to use words to explain things. I have translated his words into a simple flowchart for deciding…

Cindy Tonkin August 10, 2011
Day 2 with Miles

Day 2 with Miles

ok, correction to yesterday’s blog: there are in fact 5 types of scenes: 1. straight / absurd two friends on a bench, metropolitan museum of art new york 2.…

Cindy Tonkin August 10, 2011
Miles: Day one - straight absurd

Miles: Day one - straight absurd

First day of the final week.  It’s all gone by so fast. I could do this for a long long time! Miles Stroth is our teacher this week. 4 kinds of scenes: straight…

Cindy Tonkin August 1, 2011
three times makes a pattern...

three times makes a pattern...

Chicago Fire Academy is apparently on the site where the great chicago fire started… turns out it wasn’t mrs o’leary who started the fire, it was some…

Cindy Tonkin July 20, 2011
if you were cool you would be in a band: improv's not for cool people

if you were cool you would be in a band: improv's not for cool people

so the amazing blinding flash of the obvious from lisa linke’s workshop on saturday was part of my ongoing insight for Monday, day 1 of week 2. kid at the…

Cindy Tonkin July 17, 2011
advanced scene analysis: beginnings, middles, ends

advanced scene analysis: beginnings, middles, ends

did a great workshop today with lisa linke. she was clear, prepared, had plenty of examples and her training was well-structured. this was additional to the iO 5…