Posted in July 2013

15 Reminders for Every Improviser

Edited for language and reposted from We all hit plateaus in improv. After you’ve been improvising for a while, you might not even realize you forgot some of the things that made improv magic for you to begin with. I teach improv– and while I remember to tell my students these things, I stopped … Continue reading


TED: Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

TED: Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse “Puppets always have to try to be alive,” says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena’s subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their … Continue reading


TED Radio Hour: Giving it Away

TED Radio Hour: Giving it Away “It feels good to be able to change something. It feels good to give.” — Ron Finley You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. Giving helps define who we are and helps us connect with others. And thanks to the Internet and a … Continue reading