Decide to Try Improv with Nikki & Karen

Episode 1 June 18, 2021 00:44:37
Decide to Try Improv with Nikki & Karen
Improv in Practice with Synergy Theater
Decide to Try Improv with Nikki & Karen
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Show Notes

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. You must see Nikki in her many roles in Synergy Theater's free online shows. Just go to synergytheater.com and click on WATCH LIVE.

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