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Michael Golding
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How the father of improvisation got me to improvise with my dad.

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Improvising with my Father By Michael Golding
The last format I worked on
with David Shepherd (co-creator of Compass and the Improv Olympics) was
Life-Play, improv games designed to be played over the phone.   Created by David, Carman Dewees and Chris
Britt, the format was utilized extensively from 200...

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It's All About The Where by Michael Golding
  I recently conducted a
teacher training workshop at an improv festival, where most of the participants
were unfamiliar with the work of Viola Spolin, the mother of improvisation.   This is not uncommon.   However, in a discussion about the choice of
games...

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When the workshop becomes a learning experience for the teacher.

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Character Hot Seat Interview by Michael Golding
Character Hot Seat Interview
is a game I employ during the first few sessions of my college high school
outreach workshops with at-risk populations. A student plays a person they know
well (parent, teacher, friend, relative) who is interviewed first by me, ...

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Character Hot Seat Interview by Michael Golding
Character Hot Seat Interview
is a game I employ during the first few sessions of my college high school
outreach workshops with at-risk populations. A student plays a person they know
well (parent, teacher, friend, relative) who is interviewed first by me, ...

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Lone Wolf By Michael Golding
Enrollments for my high
school theatre appreciation courses where students receive college credit, are
typically high at the beginning of the spring semester.   Not unusual to have thirty-five to forty
students in my workshops. Taught primarily through thea...

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From the Archives: David Shepherd’s Improvisational Theatre Notes
I was in Ottawa recently for the 40 th anniversary
of the Canadian Improv Games (CIG), a nation wide program for high school
students who perform improvised scenes in teams based on suggestions from the
audience. During the school year, teams participate in...

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Missed Improv Opportunities by Michael Golding
This semester through the
Compton division of El Camino College’s offsite program I was assigned to teach
Theatre Appreciation at two inner city high schools in Los Angeles; Firebaugh
High School in Lynwood and Compton High School in Compton.   Students rec...
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