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Musical Improv Games

Musical Improv Games

some of my English buddies have pulled together all of the musical improv games in a single page.

Cindy Tonkin June 8, 2014
Day 3: armando and scene painting

Day 3: armando and scene painting

General comments about iO from the class: as others have noticed before, iO’s shows are not particularly theatrical: while they acknowledge the lighting person,…

Cindy Tonkin July 14, 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

Example of a Revolution Song

sophie found me the revolution song from South Park. For how to make this work in an improvised show, see here towards the end of the entry.

Cindy Tonkin July 7, 2011
wrapping it all up

wrapping it all up

this is the last of the second city musical improv posts. in a week or so I’ll start up at iO, so i got a week of no improv posts. A bucket of umbrellas at…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 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
rhyming and singing and such

rhyming and singing and such

This was Wednesday’s class.i have dispensed with capital letters because the shift key is in the annoying place on my mini’s keyboard. you can invent…

Cindy Tonkin July 1, 2011
new games and old ones

new games and old ones

note: this one’s a little hurried: there is so much fun to be had, I’ve done it in 3 drafts, and I am behind, so I’m not editing. Feel free to…

Cindy Tonkin June 30, 2011
Musical Improv - emotional stories

Musical Improv - emotional stories

Yay, Day 1 of Musical Improv at Second City Chicago, level 1. Taken in the Loop, DowntownChicago, just around the cornerfrom where I’m staying. Buttaken in…

Cindy Tonkin June 28, 2011
Shows and Games

Shows and Games

I set out this morning after a massage to go to the Surgical Science. Haven’t got there yet. Got on a train, which announced it was the Red Line (there are…

Cindy Tonkin August 10, 2008
Gods of improv

Gods of improv

If you do things on stage with beauty and grace, the gods of comedy will get jealous and begin following you. Here is a photo of an Aztec God on the logo of a restaurant…

Cindy Tonkin August 5, 2008
Oh yeah Baby Wants Candy

Oh yeah Baby Wants Candy

Here is a photo of the longest row of newspaper vending machines I’ve ever seen. You see people buying their papers from these in the movies. Obviously the…

Cindy Tonkin August 2, 2008
Musical workshop

Musical workshop

No idea which curse is over. This is a small fabric piece (maybe 10 cm across) glued to a lamppost. The fine print mentions supporting local artists. There is a…

Cindy Tonkin August 2, 2008