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Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser

Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Jimmy Carrane and Liz Allen
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 80
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 0325009422
ISBN-13: 9780325009421

About the Book:

Improvising Better is an easy to read self-help book created with the new generation of improviser in mind. It's written for today's performers, looking for a quick fix to their performance problems. This book is a fast read with long-lasting results.

Jimmy Carrane and Liz Allen have improvised, taught, and directed in Chicago for over thirty years combined, and have either seen or experienced the most common problems facing improvisers today. Improvising Better will give you simple tools for repairing your improvisation through original and enhanced exercises. This book addresses the improviser as a whole, including how offstage issues affect onstage performance. Speaking candidly about this very personal art form, Carrane and Allen offer common-sense solutions, some tough love, and a little inspiration along the way.

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, Improvising Better will catapult you to the next level in your career as a working improviser.

About the Author:

Jimmy Carrane has performed for more than twenty years in Chicago, where he was an original member of The Annoyance Theater and Jazz Freddy. He has taught at the iOChicago (formerly Improv Olympic), Victory Gardens, and The Second City. He currently teaches "The Art of Slow Comedy" and is the host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio.

Liz Allen taught and performed for more than a decade at iOChicago (formerly Improv Olympic), and was a three-time winner of the Del Close Coach of the Year Award. She recently directed Second City's first fully improvised main stage revue in Las Vegas, where sh lives with her family.