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Improv Yak

Mar 28, 2019

In Episode 57 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with improv teacher and performer, Laura Doorneweerd. Laura is based out of Amsterdam and she and Carla discuss the differences in the American and European improv scenes, setting healthy personal boundaries in class and rehearsal, and "Dimensions" (Laura's own improv technique).

Mar 25, 2019

In episode 56 of Improv Yak, Carla chats with UCB Improviser and Teacher, Cory Willis. They discuss what it was like for Cory to begin improvising at 32, saying "yes" to opportunities early on in your improv career, and what Cory loves about teaching improv to teenagers.

Sep 27, 2016

In Episode #47 of Improv Yak, Carla shares a conversation that she had with improviser, teacher, and author, Paul Vaillancourt. They discuss Paul's book on his improv philosophy, "The Triangle of the Scene" (available on iBooks and Amazon Kindle), as well as his one man improv show, "Man Vs. Movie". For an extra bonus,...

Sep 22, 2016

In Episode 45 of Improv Yak, Carla shares a recent conversation she had with LA based improviser and teacher, Julie Brister. Carla and Julie talk about Julie's start at UCB in New York, how improv has changed and grown since then, as well as Julie's take on teaching improvisation. Julie and Carla hadn't seen each other...

Sep 16, 2016

In Episode #44 of Improv Yak, Carla yaks with Detroit improviser Jaclynn Cherry. They talk about the Detroit Improv Fest and what it is about improv that Jaclynn finds so fun. Then they improvise a scene where Carla plays a parental figure (this keeps happening to them in scenes they do together!).