This year, Chapman University has kept me extremely busy and my blogging time has been compromised. So, I thought it might be nice to share a few items that point to my work and to the things I’ve been up to in 2014-2015:
The first item is an essay written by me for Bloomsbury’s Actors & Performers site: 10 Tips from the Master of Impro
The second is from Stanford University Libraries announcing the acquisition of the “Keith Johnstone Papers.” For 2-1/2 years, I had worked with Keith in Calgary unearthing, preserving, documenting & organizing his personal archive. Then, per Keith’s wishes, I secured a permanent home for his documents and papers at Stanford. Last summer we packed and sent off the first shipment! It was an exciting moment: Archives Acquires Keith Johnstone Papers
Third, an AIN (Applied Improvisation Network) podcast launching their “Book Club” conversations. Yes! They choose my book to launch the series! It’s an insightful, interesting, well-moderated conversation: AIN Book Club Podcast Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography
Next up, a blog post for Chapman University written by Almas Shewa, a M.A. student in Leadership Development who took my Impro for Leadership Interterm course and decided to write about her experience! Fun reading along with a crazy photo of the class: Zip Zap Boingee…A Masters Impro Class
Finally, the photo on the left-hand side is from the lecture/presentation I gave on Applied Improvisation for Chapman University’s Town & Gown philanthropic organization. It was a blast! At one point, I had 4 of my impro students demonstrate some simple exercises and then we had all 170 audience members play “Yes, and…!” I also gave the audience impro homework, that is, things to try that would help them become a better improviser on the stage of their life!