25 episodes

Interviews, inspiration, and information on Improvised "Improv" Theater, with Synergy Theater. Questions answered: Will an Improv class with Synergy Theater help you with public speaking? Help you think on your feet? Make you a better communicator? Boost your self-confidence and creativity?

Yes, and...

Our welcoming and supportive community and learning environment make us unique. It all begins with The Three Rules of Improv, honed by Synergy Theater Director Kenn Adams: 1) Be spontaneous. 2) Make you partner look good. 3) Build on your partner's idea.

Improv in Practice offers interviews with Synergy Theater performers, students, and special guests. We explore improvisation from the point of view of the performer, the teacher, the student, and the audience. If you're wondering how you can try Improv for the first time, or how you can dig deeper into the art of improvisation, Synergy Theater is here for you.

In addition to offering classes, Synergy Theater performs full-length improvised plays and strives to create theater with compelling characters, wonderful stories, and vibrant spontaneity. Our mission is to build a better world through improvisational theater. Find out how at synergytheater.com.

Improv in Practice with Synergy Theater Sarah Wilson

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Interviews, inspiration, and information on Improvised "Improv" Theater, with Synergy Theater. Questions answered: Will an Improv class with Synergy Theater help you with public speaking? Help you think on your feet? Make you a better communicator? Boost your self-confidence and creativity?

Yes, and...

Our welcoming and supportive community and learning environment make us unique. It all begins with The Three Rules of Improv, honed by Synergy Theater Director Kenn Adams: 1) Be spontaneous. 2) Make you partner look good. 3) Build on your partner's idea.

Improv in Practice offers interviews with Synergy Theater performers, students, and special guests. We explore improvisation from the point of view of the performer, the teacher, the student, and the audience. If you're wondering how you can try Improv for the first time, or how you can dig deeper into the art of improvisation, Synergy Theater is here for you.

In addition to offering classes, Synergy Theater performs full-length improvised plays and strives to create theater with compelling characters, wonderful stories, and vibrant spontaneity. Our mission is to build a better world through improvisational theater. Find out how at synergytheater.com.

    My Dearest Rachel Kumaar & Valerie

    My Dearest Rachel Kumaar & Valerie

    Hello Friends! Do you have your My Dearest Love - Synergy's newest show - tickets yet? If yes, then Valerie Jord and I look forward to seeing you April 18 - April 28th, Thursdays - Sundays at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Our show's guest today is Rachel Kumaar. Rachel joined the Synergy Theater cast not long ago. We talk about interesting transitions in life, surprises in Improv, and much more. You're going to LOVE this interview. Be sure to check out the Kumaar Family on YouTube. Have a listen and you'll see what I mean!
    SynergyTheater.com
    The Kumaar Family on You Tube

    • 44 min
    A Bowlful of Adventure Serial with Griffen & Addam

    A Bowlful of Adventure Serial with Griffen & Addam

    Adventure Serial awaits! In this episode we talk about Synergy Theater's newest show based on the adventure-genre storytelling that we all love. Adventure Serial kicks off February 1st, 2024, and runs to February 11th. Get your season tickets now!
    SynergyTheater.com
    Griffen Bier
    Addam Ledamyen
     

    • 43 min
    Just in Time for Zombies with Justin Carns

    Just in Time for Zombies with Justin Carns

    Hello Friends!
    Synergy Theater's "Z is for Zombie" is at the Lesher Center now to October 29th! "Z is for Zombie" kicks off Synergy Theater's new season of 2023-2024 shows. Visit SynergyTheater.com to get your tickets and to check out classes and programs.
    Justin Carns is a long-time performing member of Synergy Theater. For our interview with Justin, Val and I are excited to present you with something other than our usual interview format. We hope that you enjoy! See the link below for a hint!
    Write Away with Freestyle Rep and Synergy Theater

    • 39 min
    Improv World Creation from A to Zombie with Adrián Bosada

    Improv World Creation from A to Zombie with Adrián Bosada

    Valerie Jord and I are happy to present to you - Adrián Bosada, a performing member of Synergy Theater. We talk about Adrián's experiences in Improv, his journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and (from his study of animation to...) how Adrián uses physicality in Improv.
    Synergy Theater's "Z is for... Zombie" - An Improvised Zombie Apocalypse - begins October 19th, 2023, and runs through October 29th, at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek California. Get your tickets now! Go to SynergyTheater.com, and click on Performances.
    Val and I hope that this interview with Adrián inspires you to take risks and give weight to your imagination as you create your worlds. Don't forget to do your Improv homework assigned in the intro! We'll see you in the theater!

    • 45 min
    Uplifting Others is a Class (Improv) Act with Rev. Beth Carroll & Actor Rich Perez

    Uplifting Others is a Class (Improv) Act with Rev. Beth Carroll & Actor Rich Perez

    Yet another great reason for you to take a Synergy Theater improv class: you get to meet people like Rev. Beth Carroll and Actor/Writer/Artisic Director Rich Perez! We talk first to Beth about her journey from mild-mannered Sales Manager to Sr. Pastor at Oakland City Church. Then we talk with Rich about his career in The Arts and friendship with Kenn Adams. Beth and Rich each talk about how Kenn's Improv teachings help them in their daily adventures and aspirations.
    Find out more about Beth's leadership at Oakland City Church at OaklandCityChurch.org.
    See Rich onstage in The Birds before 9/9/23 at the Altarena Playhouse - Altarena.org.
    Synergy Theater has a new season of shows starting 10/19/23, with "Z is for... ZOMBIE"! Visit SynergyTheater.com, to get your tickets. Season tickets are available! See you there!

    • 47 min
    The Pied Piper of Synergy Theater Improv with Ben & Valerie

    The Pied Piper of Synergy Theater Improv with Ben & Valerie

    Who is Ben Piper? Is Ben a mythical forest-dwelling creature who is elusive when it comes to interviews? Not really. Ben is a Synergy Theater performer, Improviser, Dad, and all-around great guy! In our Interview with Ben, we discuss Ben's Improv "origin story" and roll from there right into Synergy's new show: A ROLL OF THE DICE. Each scene is created by chance! What are the challenges? What are the thrills? Ben tells all.
    Get your tickets now for Synergy Theater's A ROLL OF THE DICE! Performances begin July 13th, 2023! Head to synergytheater.com and click on Performances. Valerie and I will see you there!

    • 50 min

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Great show about improv

This is a fun way to learn about how improv affects “real people”. You can learn about what improv offers, various styles of improv and even hear guests make stuff up on the spot in response to the host’s challenge. Entertaining and well done.

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