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. Write Away Your Self-Doubt with Arlene & Heather

    Arlene Hutton and Heather Adams are playwrights, and so much more. Arlene may be best known for her award-winning Nibroc trilogy of plays - Last Train to Nibroc, See Rock City, and Gulf View Drive. Heather is the founder and director of AU Quills and Capes, a group dedicated to ...

    07/30/2021

  2. Build Believable Improv Characters with Ed & Eileen

    Eileen Tumlin is a performer, show director, and teacher with Synergy Theater. Ed Schriger is a fellow student. We talk about their starts in improv, their challenges, and where they hope improv with Synergy Theater will take them in the future. We may have different ideas about creating believable characters, ...

    07/09/2021

  3. Create Safe and Inclusive Improv Spaces with Geraldine & Wang

    Geraldine Carolan and Yafeng Wang are students of Synergy Theater's Master Class: How to Improvise a Full-Length Play. We talk about how they found Improv, what they find challenging, and the importance of inclusivity. ...

    06/18/2021

  4. Back to In-person Theater with Scott Denison

    The Vukasin Theater inside the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California is where Synergy Theater performed full-length improvised plays before the Lesher shut its doors, temporarily, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I talk with General Manager Scott Denison about the history of the Vukasin Theater, its possible ...

    06/18/2021

  5. Decide to Try Improv with Nikki & Karen

    In this episode, we talk to Nikki Vilas and Karen Harrell. Nikki is a performer with Synergy Theater. Karen, like me, is a student. We talk about stagefright, self-doubt, bouncing back from mistakes, and the fun that keeps drawing us back to improv with Synergy Theater and director Kenn Adams. ...

    06/18/2021