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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Columns

In this section, we will have articles and columns written by staff at UtahImprov.com as well as guest writers.

June 2006
Ten Lessons: Part Four by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe looks the press and addresses how they are our friends and how they are our enemies.

March 2006
Ten Lessons: Interlude by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe looks back at the series so far and sums up some points.

Ten Lessons: Part Three by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe visits the concept of shameless self promotion.

December 2005
Ten Lessons: Part Two by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe starts his series on why bad improv is bad for improv with the message "Give an Honest Appraisal."

Ten Lessons: Part One by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe starts his series on why bad improv is bad for improv with the message "Better Yourself."

August 2005
Improv Thoughts by Austin Nava
Austin puts down his thoughts on improv in bullet format.

July 2005
Pulling Me Back In by Jake Arky
Jake discovers that improv is a hard habit to break.

July 2004
Revelation Forum by Ryan Locante
Ryan talks about finding out what you believe and embracing that discovery.

June 2004
Just Be On Stage by Joseph Kyle Rogan
Joe goes after improvisers who rely on environment rather than relationship.

March 2004
Presence Matters by Camille Catherine Safsten
Camille addresses the issues around younger improvisers vs. older improvisers.

January 2004
We Are Not Alone by Ryan Locante
Ryan asks improvisers from all over what they do to prepare for a show.

October 2003
You Got to Have Faith by Jake Plumley
Looking at trust on stage between improvisors and how it affects a show.

A Conversation with Adam Rossander by Ryan Locante
Online interview with a local Utah improvisor.

September 2003
Finding Balance by Dawn Mueller
Exploring the trials and tribulations of improvisers having relationships with non-improvisers.

August 2003
First Annual Utah Improv BBQ by Jesse Parent
Pictures from our first annual BBQ at Fairmont Park.

June 2003
Improv Starts with an "I" by Ryan Locante
A piece about finding your own improv style and using it to your advantage.

Two's Company by Jesse Parent
Article discussing the merits of having as few people as possible on stage.

March 2003
Beginning Musical Improv: Part 3 by Ben Brinton
Third and final part in a series to introduce improvisers to music - Rhyme.

Improvise! by Logan Rogan
A video piece about local improv shows showcasing three of Utah's improv troupes.

February 2003
Spotlight On: Quick Wits Salt Lake City by Jesse Parent
Checking out the new home of Utah's oldest name in improv.

January 2003
Raising the Stakes by Jesse Parent
How raising the stakes in a scene can make it more interesting and fun.

December 2002
Spotlight On: ComedySportz Salt Lake by Jesse Parent
A look at the new ComedySportz franchise that is formed out of the now defunct Skinny Lincolns.

November 2002
Beginning Musical Improv: Part 2 by Ben Brinton
Second part in a series to introduce improvisers to music - Melody.

More Important Than You by Ryan Locante
Covering some of the ground rules that makes improv easier.

October 2002
No articles... Happy Halloween!!

September 2002
Beginning Musical Improv: Part 1 by Ben Brinton
First part in a series to introduce improvisers to music - Rhythm.

Notes: Necessary, not Nitpicking by Ryan Locante
A look at what makes good note giving and note taking practices.

August 2002
For the Love of All Humanity by Ryan Locante
An exploration on the ups and downs of competition vs. collaboration in improv show formats.

Solo Improv: The Art of Playing with Yourself by Jesse Parent
Explanation of solo improvisation as a performance form.


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