Global Impro 3 - The Snake Eating it's Tail
May 23 2019
3.) The Snake Eating It's Tail – a seminar by Patti Stiles
This blog is the third of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to theory and questions to help you explore originality vs replication.
Patti Stiles is an Australian actor, improvis... Read more >
Global Impro 2 How Impro material surfaces
May 23 2019
2.) Three ways of surfacing: How improvised material emerges and what you have to consider as a facilitator. A seminar by Gunter Losel
This blog is the second of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to theory and practice exploring how... Read more >
Global Impro 1 Gender and Identity
May 23 2019
1.) Gender and Identity Panel Discussion
This blog is one of a series of blogs, charting my experience as a Theatre Bristol agent at the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium, May 2019. If you'd like to get a little context, start here. Otherwise, welcome to a panel discussion on gender and identity.
Introducing the panel:
Cathy Salit is CEO of Performance of... 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 >
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 >
Apr 08 2019
These are travellers notes which I offer myself should I again be lost.
Trick yourself into the writing
Set up the thing and see it and then do all you can to evade it
-Text from the photo above, excerpt from an art exhibit by Dr. Sarah Wishart as part of Undertow at Sluice Gallery, London*
I'd been longingly waiting for time to work... Read more >
When Holly met Jamie
Feb 12 2019
Last week, I met 'international art-clown' Jamie Wood. We'd heard a lot about each other from shared students, and I've seen two of his three solo shows (which are, incidentally, coming to Bristol this week), but we'd never officially met to chat.
On moving to the southwest of England, Jamie decided it was time look up this Holly Stoppit character, and find out about what I do with my days.Read more >
Dec 11 2018
As 2018 quietly grinds to a halt, I'm taking a moment to reflect back and savour the deliciously tangy, rich, fruitful experiences that have made up my year. 2018 has been like one massive, fancy, cake tasting party.Read more >
On Clowns And Clowning
Dec 05 2018
On my final weekend as Clown In Residence at the Bristol Museum, I asked my alter-ego, Professor Patricia McNish H.A. H.A. H.A, to lead four tours around Clowns: the Eggs-hibition. This blog will give you a flavour of some of the content of the tour; there's facts and stories and downright lies, as well as funny things to try.Read more >