Improv in Practice with Synergy Theater

--- Sarah Wilson ---

Interviews, inspiration, and information on Improvised "Improv" Theater, with Synergy Theater. Questions answered: Will an Improv class with Synergy Theater help you with public speaking? Help you think on your feet? Make you a better communicator? Boost your self-confidence and creativity? Yes, and... Our welcoming and supportive community and learning environment make us unique. It all begins with The Three Rules of Improv, honed by Synergy Theater Director Kenn Adams: 1) Be spontaneous. 2) Make you partner look good. 3) Build on your partner's idea. Improv in Practice offers interviews with Synergy Theater performers, students, and special guests. We explore improvisation from the point of view of the performer, the teacher, the student, and the audience. If you're wondering how you can try Improv for the first time, or how you can dig deeper into the art of improvisation, Synergy Theater is here for you. In addition to offering classes, Synergy Theater performs full-length improvised plays and strives to create theater with compelling characters, wonderful stories, and vibrant spontaneity. Our mission is to build a better world through improvisational theater. Find out how at synergytheater.com.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Improv and the Dancer with Yvonne & Robin

    Yvonne Conybeare is a director and actor and lives in New York. Robin Wiggs is a writer and improv performer and lives in London. I met them in our Improv IV class online, and I knew I had to interview them together. Yvonne and Kenn Adams, director of synergy theater, are ...

    11/26/2021

  2. Crafting Great Performances with Louise & Akin

    Louise Ritchie and her son Akin Ritchie are both in theater, but on two sides. Louise is a performer. Akin is a technical director. Together they are a dream team. We talk about Louise's and Akin's interwoven journeys to the stage, and their hopes as we transition back to in-person ...

    10/22/2021

  3. Go Beyond Getting the Laugh with Lynn & Deb

    No matter who your family is, you have a matriarch in your life. A matriarch, to me, is someone who supports you with their warmth, their wit, and their enthusiasm for your dreams. Within the Synergy Theater family, I consider Deb Kern Synergy Theater's matriarch. I've heard Kenn refer to her ...

    10/01/2021

  4. Improvised Adventure with Griffen & Alev

    What makes practicing Improvised Theater an adventure? Is it overcoming your stagefright? Playing odd characters? Following a scene wherever it leads? Yes, and... it's having both the courage to follow your creative dreams and the will to be surprised by your own innate skill. In this episode, Griffen Davis Bier and Alev ...

    09/10/2021

  5. Improvising Villains with Reggie & Arastoo

    What is it about villains that we like so much? How do we overcome the instinct to deny our guilt and plead our case when being painted as a villain in a scene? What role does status play in the hero-villain relationship? These are the themes that Arastoo Darkashan, Reggie Harris, and I ...

    08/20/2021