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15 life lessons I learned from directing

1} Shake peoples hands, hug them, ask them how their day was. – It’s not all about you.

2} OUTWARD: All people are equal.

3} INTERNAL: Each person has a different set of skills and abilities and therefore cannot be treated equal.

4} Be professional. - Show up early, Be sober, see below…

5} Don’t waste people’s time. – Be organized, do some preplanning, get out early.

6} Eat before you get there.

7} Bring pie.

8} Communicate what you want done by telling or demonstrating.

9} Do your homework. – Research, research, research.

10} Make a choice.

11} Be kind.

12} Be positive – even if you are nervous that positive energy will spread and the nervousness will go away.

13} Nobody cares more than you do (and maybe you care too much).

14} Nobody is going to do it for you. – You are on your own.

15} Be open to other people’s ideas and put them into action. – This is the fastest way to get people invested.

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Oodles of charm… and some truly catchy musical numbers– Chicago Tribune

“A nifty little score” – Chicago Tribune

improbable plot twists” – The Reader

ONLY THREE MORE SHOWS LEFT. SUNDAYS AT 8PM. MAIN THEATER AT THE ANNOYANCE!

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Another visual interpretation of the Harold.

Zobes are meant to be lobes at the top for the opening. Never heard it described that way.

tlaimprov:

Another visual interpretation of the Harold.

Zobes are meant to be lobes at the top for the opening. Never heard it described that way.

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I love Jeremy’s sense of humor in his art. His paintings are on view at the Green Eye bar in Wicker Park.

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Tina Fey’s Rules of Improvisation That Will Change Your Life and Reduce Belly Fat*

sostark:

 The first rule of improvisation is AGREE. Always agree and SAY YES. When you’re improvising, this means you are required to agree with whatever your partner has created. So if we’re improvising and I say, “Freeze, I have a gun,” and you say, “That’s not a gun. It’s your finger. You’re pointing your finger at me,” our improvised scene has ground to a halt. But if I say, “Freeze, I have a gun!” and you say, “The gun I gave you for Christmas! You bastard!” then we have started a scene because we have AGREED that my finger is in fact a Christmas gun.

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