UCB LA’s Jake Regal Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with UCB LA’s Jake Regal. How has improv changed? When I was first taking classes, the philosophy was a very much a writer’s philosophy. It seemed solely about the game – finding the unusual thing, playing the move. It was very mathematical. Almost too mathematical. Never as bad […]

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UCB LA’s Jake Regal Part 1

If you’ve ever caught a Harold show at UCB, you’ve likely seen Cardinal Redbird. And if you’ve ever had a practice group, you’ve likely heard the name Jake Regal suggested as a coach. Jake plays with Cardinal Redbird. And he’s one of the best improv coaches I’ve had in LA. He’s efficient with time, specific […]

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Katie Adler Part Two

 I want to work with people who inspire me and that I can learn from so I can grow personally and artistically. I want to stretch myself. –Katie Adler Here’s part two of my interview with Katie Adler. A reminder: Katie currently plays “Linda” in Jim Beaver‘s play “VERDIGRIS” at TheatreWest. Beaver is best known […]

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Katie Adler Part One

What’s next? “I have no idea. I’m totally okay with that. I’m embracing that.” –Katie Adler Katie currently plays “Linda” in Jim Beaver‘s play “VERDIGRIS” at TheatreWest. Beaver is best known for playing Whitney Ellsworth on the HBO Western drama series Deadwood. He portrayed Bobby Singer in the CW television series Supernatural and Sheriff Shelby […]

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UCB LA and Julie Brister Part 1

“Everyone would be a lot happier and a lot better off if they had a little improv in their life.” –Julie Brister If you’re going take improv classes at UCB Los Angeles, you have to take Julie Brister’s class at some point in your journey. Period. Julie taught my 301 class and here’s what I […]

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