Author: Nina Miller

Give (or get) the gift of improv this year!

  (Update: We are extending availability of our holiday-priced gift vouchers to Sunday, January 1, 2012!)   The best gifts are experiences that can change how we see the world. This year we are offering an opportunity to have that

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Cyber Funday!

It’s a beautiful day for staring at a screen and hunting down deals! Why not help out The Torch Theatre while you find amazing cyber deals for your holiday gifts? Here are 3 ways you can do that, just by

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Thank you! Yes, YOU!

The holiday season is settling in, no matter how much we tweet that it’s too early for Christmas music to play. We can’t stop the future from happening, and we can’t stop stores from pushing egg nog, candy canes and

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Improving Through Improv – Graduation At The Torch Theatre

Guest post by Shane Shellenbarger In 1971, while attending Frank Borman Junior High, my friend, Bob Limbaugher decided to run for Student Body President and he asked me to be his campaign manager. I agreed and began the work of

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A passion for unicorns

Unicorns are a hot topic at 4721. Our own troupe Unicorn Warpath is a little obsessed with them, and our friends Bob and Jessica Marquis have been bringing unicorns to the forefront with their current project, Unicorn-Art-Mix. Bob is an

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Clams are great because…

There is an improv warm up called “Clams are great.” The group stands in a circle and someone steps in the center and begins to list all the reasons clams are great until someone tags them out and takes over.

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And so it begins…

We are officially, legally, completely, absolutely certified for occupancy. After a long road, including hours and hours of volunteer hours, lots of donated dollars and goods, we are open for business! Shows are happening, people are laughing and the dream

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Improv truths

Respect choices made by others. Guy Ellis is currently taking Level 1 of the Torch Theatre classes. He posted a great summary of the book “Truth in Comedy” on his blog. Improv truths reach beyond the stage!

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Guest blog? More like BEST blog, amirite!?

Jeff Cardello, recent Torch Theater Longform Training Center grad, wrote a sweet guest blog post for U.S.S. Rock N Roll. He details some more difficult moments on stage, which I have had the honor of sharing with him, and how

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Meet Alexander Cherry

Alexander Cherry is a staple at most Torch shows, you’ll know him by his shorn head and shirt that says “I had brain surgery, what’s your excuse?” And it’s true. He has had brain surgery. I’ve been in class with

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