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This is part 12 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 12 deals with Del Close's legacy through his famous students (Bill Murray, Tina Fey, etc.), and his relationship with Keith Johnstone. Follow us on WeChat: SHCCPodcast
This is part 11 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 11 deals with the idea of "following the fear" (misinterpreted by a student as "follow the fun"). Great answer from improv giants! Follow us on WeChat: SHCCPodcast
This is part 10 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 10 deals with Del Close's philosophy for improv as applied to modern improv, and two of his major thoughts: "Cheers, not laughs" and the "theatre of the heart".
This is part 9 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 9 deals with memorable notes the panel members received from Del, his philosophy on developing scenes, and a very famous instance of his "trust exercise".
This is part 8 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 8 deals with a poster that a student spotted at the iO, and the influence of drugs on Del Close after he cleaned up his act.
This is part 7 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 7 deals with Del's personality and social interactions, his demons, and his use of drugs and alcohol.
This is part 6 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 6 deals with Del Close's teaching style.
This is part 5 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 5 deals with Del's style of giving notes and feedback...
This is part 4 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 4 deals with the Harold and its evolution.
This is part 3 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 3 deals with Del's "witchcraft", how Charna met Del, the Invocation, the first rule of improv and Westminster Kitchen Rules, and how the Harold came about.
This is part 2 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 2 deals with the panel members' most memorable experiences with Del, Del's place, his cats, his psychic powers, and his generosity. Follow us on WeChat: SHCCPodcast
This is part 1 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience. Part 1 deals with Del's famous opening monologues, his love of books, and Lenny Bruce. Follow us on WECHAT: SHCCPodcast
Nnamdi Ngwe teaches and performs improv everywhere, and especially in Chicago. He is part of recognized improv teams such as 3Peat and DelTones. Check out his webseries "Julius" on YouYube! Wechat: SHCCPodcast
Mick Napier co-founded the Annoyance Theatre and is a successful director, performer and producer in Chicago. He sat down for a Q&A session with the visiting cast of Zmack Shanghai. Questions asked: 1 Why did you choose to have your own theatre? 2 What’s your improv training? 3 What improvisers’ habits do you find annoying? 4 What to do in a scene? 5 Where does “Skinprov” come from? 6 What challenges do you face while running your theatre? 7 What advice would you give to people who want to do improv for a living? 8 Do you ever get tired of improv? 9 Is there anything that you have difficulty enjoying in improv? 10 How would you introduce a long-form performance at the beginning of a show? 11 How do you get out of your head (in a seemingly lame scene)? 12 What’s your philosophy as a teacher? 13 How would you define improv as a legitimate art form? 14 What about improv festivals? 15 What’s next for Mick Napier?
Megan Johns is the liveliest, most adorable and energetic teacher at the Annoyance that SCC was lucky to chat to! Undaunted, Megan positively powers through life with art and performances all around. Wechat: SHCCPodcast
Susan Messing is one of the most prolific, successful, and let’s say it, badass improvisers in Chicago – her own style of fearless acting has ensured her a place at the top and we are delighted to ask her a couple of questions in spite of her demanding schedule.
Farrell Walsh is not only a respected teacher and performer at iO, but also the artistic director of CIC Theatre, a non-profit venue for improv, sketches, and theatricals.
Kevin (Gerrity) and Zach (Barnz) have established themselves as the most sought-after underground theatre event in Chicago, where respect for the artist trumps everything else. SCC talks to idealists who have made an actual success out of their dreams.
SCC was in Chicago for 10 days and brings you back lots of mini interviews with the greatest theatre minds of Chicago! Today, listen to the Founder of the NeoFuturist school, Greg Allen.
Like a story? Then listen in to Paul Collins's incredible - but true - stories of writing in Lancaster, working in a kibbutz, pimping in KTVs, selling veneer, strange stripteases, and a stolen laptop! Paul is a British actor and comedian in Shanghai since 2006. Also find out in the announcements how to win 4 tickets to "Psycho Beach Party" opening today! Wechat: SHCCPodcast
Mark Edwards (UK) has been gracing the stages of Shanghai since 2007 and has performed in ground-breaking shows. We talk about his latest act in critically-acclaimed Heroes (produced by Twisted Carousel), how he met Rod Stewart and Michael Caine, never got into tap dancing, and his dream theatre project. Wechat: SHCCPodcast
Pete Grella (US) is based in Hong Kong and does stand up and improv theatre. Last month he was in Shanghai and I was lucky to have him as a guest. We talk comedy of course, but also improvise a scene at the end of the podcast. The "hug and a ticket" offer still stands for future shows with Pete! Follow us on Wechat at SHCCPodcast
Elva Yao is the Managing Director of Zmack and performs improv and stand-up comedy in English and Chinese. In this podcast, she shares stories of how much she has changed since her teenage years and how much comedy has brought to her life. Don't miss this one!
Alejandro is a stand-up comedian from Chile and talks Shanghai Expo, floods, cats, poetry, and scooters! Alejandro是一位来自智利的单口相声喜剧演员,他谈及的话题五花八门:上海世博会、洪水、猫、诗和电动摩托车! Wechat: SHCCPodcast
Alden McDonald is an actress in the strange world of Chinese TV series, movies, and commercials. She has spearheaded support groups for foreign artists and parents of kids who model. She reveals weird and funny stories from the bewildering industry of China’s foreign entertainment talents. Alden McDonald身为演员,游走在中国的电视剧、电影与广告圈。她为在中国的外国艺人以及儿童模特的家长们成立了一些支持团体。她将和大家讲述关于在中国的外籍演员的奇闻异事。 WECHAT: SHCCPodcast
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Podcast Details

Created by
Julien Bertrand
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jan 7th, 2014
Latest Episode
Oct 9th, 2016
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
110
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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