Episode 6: This Title Was Improvised

Hosts Amy Spencer and Brian Jackson discuss “Improv” with special guests, Point of No Return (PNR) Improv members, Joel Kirk and Susan Stofka

“…It’s cheaper than therapy.”

  • Susan has been with PNR since The Beginning
  • And Joel likes rocks
  • PNR has a benefit show this Saturday, July 16th, for Heads Up Productions at 7:30pm at the Quirk Cultural Center (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
  • Know your audience and your cast members
  • The art of “pimping” your fellow actors
  • Joel’s favorite improv games are “blind” games
  • Susan hates them, so come, come to the show and tell them you want to see Susan play a blind game!
  • Playing scenes in different ways: PNR’s versus Heads Up’s style
  • Joel started improv in San Francisco 13 years ago and liked it immediately
  • While Susan had no intentions of ever doing improv: ANTIC “1984″ cast mates kidnapped her and eventually formed PNR
  • PNR is a melting pot of personalities; you will never see a more motley crew
  • Brian performs a brief improvisation based on Susan’s artistic direction
  • PNR’s having a free improv workshop in August: See the website for more information (below)
  • They love audience participation, so come have fun with the PNR members
  • Brief self-promo insert: Please donate so we can have space to perform in, can improve our podcast, and improve our lives with art
  • Dreaming out: Nightmare on Elm Street the Musical
  • Live improvised song of “Do-Run-Run”
  • The golden rule of improv: “Yes. And…” (“No” does not exist)
  • Summer Series Promo: this month’s theme is “Imaginarium” July 15th, and 22nd at 6pm in Highland Square (Akron, Ohio)
  • Doing improv with a group is tapping into your inner child, playing with your imagination, and growing together as a family
  • It can sometimes make one too uninhibited in “real life” and might get you into trouble, but it can also give you invaluable skills such as confidence, being quick on your feet, and being yourself
  • Getting to know Heads Up company member, Brian Jackson
  • And now Susan will be imitating Brian at the next PNR show
  • PNR is a traveling company: if there are benefits or charities you’d like them to perform at, please contact them through their website www.pnrimprov.com or facebook page www.facebook.com/pnrimprov
  • Upcoming Full-Length Play: The Pillowman August 4-7. Tickets are $5. You can’t beat that price for theater this good.
  • Donate!
  • We are now on iTunes!  Search “Heads Up Arts Radio” in the iTunes store. Subscribe!
  • Theme Song by Amy Spencer and Sharon Pritt
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