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By Lucy Findley, Current Bovine Student & Intern

Easier said than done: this overused saying was running through my head before I pulled into the parking garage before my first Level 1 improv class at Bovine Metropolis Theater. I’ve wanted to do improv for years now, but I always managed to find an excuse to avoid signing up. What I didn’t realize then was that the timing was not the problem. I was the only thing holding myself back.

To throw in another overused saying― I am my own worst enemy. It really is true though. I know my potential, but I often shy away from pursuing my dreams because of own own self-consciousness. All of this changed...

Monologues - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Wed, 01/20/2016

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on April 8th, 2011. 

Edit-cation ~ Volume 1, Issue 3

Monologues (Asides and Soliloquies)

Remember, all edits must serve the scene that is on stage currently, not the scene we want to bring in from the sides. The original scene is being shown to the audience for a reason. It is up to the folks on the side of the stage to...

See and Be Seen

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  • Wed, 01/20/2016

Viola Spolin, the high priestess of improv, was an advocate of “see and be seen”. That is what improv is all about; being with each other in the moment in a particular place in time. Seems a simple enough way to connect, but how when we are busy in our heads creating?

Just follow some of these simple ideas and your improv will fly off the stage.

See your partner. Look them in the eyes. See their posture. Read between the lines. Be present with them. If you are seeing your partner then you are present with them. Eye contact doesn’t allow us to be anywhere but...

Swinging Gate - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Wed, 10/21/2015

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on April 8th, 2011. 

Swing Baby!

"The Swinging Gate"

Remember, all edits must serve the scene that is on stage currently, not the scene we want to bring in from the sides. The original scene is being shown to the audience for a reason. It is up to the folks on the side of the stage to serve the scene with the edit.

What is a...

Tap-outs - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Wed, 10/21/2015

This blog is part of a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on April 6th, 2011.

Edit-cation ~ Volume 1, Issue 1

In and Outs of "Tap-Outs"

Remember, all edits must serve the scene that is on stage currently, not the scene we want to bring in from the sides. The original scene is being shown to the audience for a reason. It is up to the folks on the side of the stage to serve the...

Classic Bovine Blog #1

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  • Tue, 10/13/2015

This blog is the first in a series of "Classic Bovine Blogs." These are blog posts that we managed to recover from our old website that crashed in 2014. This blog was written by Eric Farone and originally posted on February 6th, 2008. Enjoy!

Blogging is something new for me, but I live for new things. 

I wanted a place where I could write about Improvisation. A space where I would need to define, in limited words, what this thing called Improvisation means. How to play it. How to find it and how to do it better, and by better I mean being in the...

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