Month: July 2011

Above: I got invited to attend a red-carpet premiere of a new film which my very talented friend Natasha Perez wrote a song for! This trip is made possible thanks to the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, a wonderful organisation which supports early career artists to pursue professional development opportunities, usually overseas. During my time here I shall be posting about some of my learnings in my private sessions with Gary Austin and Michael Pollock respectively. Above: My improv comedy and acting mentor, Mr Gary Austin. I adore him. This was taken last night outside The Groundlings Theatre, LA. Days are…

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Training has been AMAZING. Agh! I’m learning so much it’s hard to keep up, I will post a nice juicy “things I’m learning” post tomorrow. But in the meantime, a few things of note in the past few days… 1. Eddie Izzard was, as expected, brilliant. He kicked off the gig by jumping into the crowd and running the entire length of the Hollywood Bowl, high-fiving folks all the way. As he caught his breath while taking to the stage again, he offered a word of advice: “If you’re ever playing the Hollywood Bowl and you decide to do what…

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This trip is made possible thanks to the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, a wonderful organisation which supports early career artists to pursue professional development opportunities, usually overseas. During my time here I shall be posting about some of my learnings in my private sessions with Gary Austin and Michael Pollock respectively. Already this trip has surpassed my expectations. The latest twist, discovered in my first session of private training with Gary Austin, is the potential of solo improv skills to be applied to scripted work. I say a ‘twist’, because I thought I had my head pretty clearly around what solo…

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My hostest with the mostest, Natasha! My precious… Kick-ass lady, new soul-sister, producer of the celebrity improv show last night and daughter l’extraordinaire of my wonderful mentor Gary Austin, Audrey Moore. The improv show last night “Gary Austin and Famed Friends” at The Groundlings. Twas awesome. On centre stage is Gary Austin himself, far left is Helen Hunt (whose hand I shook much to my tremendous and very un-cool excitement.) Natasha and I inside the Groundlings Theatre. Much to my delight, at interval I heard a cry of “Jenny!” and turned around to see fellow improviser Craig, whom I met at…

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