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Back in 1989 when I first started studying improv, I wanted to get all the materials I could get my hands on to read about my art. There was a used bookstore on Clark Street in Chicago. I wandered in there looking for improv books. I remember thinking how strange that they put the improv section right next to the occult section, rather than next to the theater section.

There is something mystical about improv. There is something that extends beyond our senses when we are on an improv stage. We're getting outside of our heads, and our bodies to connect with other people. We're dealing with something bigger than ourselves. If you are not a mystic, then this thing that were talking...

Setting the Scene with Sara Brunnschweiler

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018
Setting the Scene - Bovine Student Blog

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


 

Interview with ...

Setting the Scene with Mike Burke

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018
Setting the Scene - Bovine Student Blog

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


Interview with Mike Burke, 2018

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Setting the Scene for an Improv Journey: Bovine Student Blog

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  • Thu, 06/14/2018
Setting the Scene - Bovine Student Blog

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...

Permission Granted!

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  • Tue, 06/27/2017

I hereby grant you permission to do whatever you feel would serve the greater good. I trust you. You should listen to that voice inside telling you to Go! 

 

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4 Steps to Better Improvising - A Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Wed, 05/24/2017
Improv class in the middle of an act

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 February 7, 2008.

Make The World A Better Place - Classic Bovine Blog

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  • Tue, 05/03/2016

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 December 12, 2008.

When I was in Chicago studying and performing improv in the early 90’s, I knew I wanted to come back to Denver and open a sketch comedy/long form improv club. I interviewed people like Joyce Sloane to get advice and input to how to go about such a juncture. I was speaking to Jo Forsberg about creating a directing class for me, so...

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