10 Minutes with Liz Allen Today Improv

OH MY GOD ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? IT FINALLY HAPPENED!!! I had an amazingly special time improvising “(more than) 10 Minutes with Liz Allen.” Thanks to 

Jorie Bernhardt for the suggestion “Tis’ a gift to be simple.”

Stick around after as we talk about so many things. From how Liz got into improv to our time together at Second City Northwest with our group Wakamalaka, to Frank Booth and iO, what she means by the “bony finger of group mind”, her cancer diagnosis and so much more.  We talked about why feeling safe is so important and why I’ve been trying to chase that ensemble feeling that I had with our group Wakamalaka. 

She is such an underrated improvisor and it’s a joy to play with her. It was just like old times and she gave so many gifts it was ridiculous.  

Liz drops some serious improv knowledge in this conversation and we both agree that it’s enemble first when it comes to improv. She is widely regarded as one of the top improv teachers on the planet. She wrote a book you can find here: https://amzn.to/2ZlQBZL

She has such an amazing journey and story. She talk about playing from a place of gratitude and why resiliency was so important in her journey. 

Do yourself a favor and hire her to be your coach or scene partner–you won’t go wrong. 

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @lizallenimprov 

Check out all the “10 Minutes with…” videos, as well as other improv resources, at youtube.com/todayimprov​.


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