Summer School - The Vision
May 26 2019
Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about their vision for Summer School 2019!Read more >
Global Impro Blogs intro and menu
May 23 2019
Hello and welcome to the Global Impro blogs introduction! There are a lot of blogs in this series (13 including this one), charting my experiences and learning through a 4-day international symposium on improvisation!
This blog will give you some context before laying out a menu of the other 12 Global Impro blogs. There's a mix of theory, practical explorations you can do at home alone or with others and personal reflections. I hope some of what I've written is help... Read more >
How to deal with shame
May 02 2019
As a teacher of Fooling, part of my job is to prepare my students for the inevitable Inner Critic tango that follows an improvised performance. The following advice is based on my own frequent ferocious foxtrots with my fantastic friend, the Inner Critic.Read more >
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - SUNDAY
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' third night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - Saturday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' second night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
April Fools Art, Pics and Words - Friday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' first night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre April 2019.Read more >
Holly and Dominique chat about Summer School
Apr 24 2019
Holly Stoppit and Dominique Fester sit in the dappled sunlight in Dominique's garden, chatting about their upcoming summer schools, what they're excited about and what you might get out of it if you sign up.
H: Hey Dominique Fester, we're running some summer schools, this summer!
D: We are, Holly Stoppit!Read more >
"LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN ACTIVE MEDITATION AND AN ACID TRIP”
Apr 14 2019
In the run up to the Beyond The Ridiculous Easter takeover of the Wardrobe Theatre, I got interviewed by Steve Wright of Bristol 24/7.
First, Steve asked me to to explain what 'Fooling' is:
“The archetype of the Fool is driven by innocence, truth and trust. Th... Read more >
Why do fools fool?
Apr 12 2019
Last weekend, having discovered a cunning way out of my own book-writing procrastination hell, which involved connecting back with the parts of me that had originally embarked on the adventure of writing a book, I posed the question to the Fools in training: which parts of you want to perform in the Easter Beyond The Ridiculous public shows?
I wrote dow... Read more >
Beyond The Ridiculous interviews BCFM
Apr 11 2019
In the run up to Beyond The Ridiculous' 3-night run at The Wardrobe Theatre, two of our Fools, Naomi Smyth and Gen Davis were interviewed on 2 different shows on Bristol Community FM.Read more >