For The Love of Improv

Chris Thigpen | Community & Impact

July 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
For The Love of Improv
Chris Thigpen | Community & Impact
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For The Love of Improv
Chris Thigpen | Community & Impact
Jul 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Jesi Wicks & Katie Welsh
Learn about the role of community in improv, Viola Spolin history, beats, and how improv affects our lives off-stage.
Show Notes

In this episode, we go deep talking about our community and the value of having a strong one. We talk about why loving the people you play with is so important, even if they are not your favorite folks to begin with. We talk about the place of competition in improv, how you can support your fellow players, and how that affects us all on-stage. We will get into a bit of history, introducing you to Viola Spolin, the fore-mother of improv in the US. We will talk about beats and how to recognize them as well as what it means to be a good player off-stage. 

Our guest, Chris Thigpen, is an amazing improviser who plays on two house teams at the Reno Improv, Ghost Team and All Things Reconsidered. As a natural creative, Chris uses improv as a place to express his talents as an actor and writer. As a businessman, Chris owns his own successful marketing agency, Ace Studios. He is also a filmmaker, photographer, and screenwriter. 



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