On the Farm and in the city

So I’ve arrived in Antwerp. Yann’s place is huge and great. I awoke to a rooster crowing this morning because Yann has a lot of chicken’s on his little estate on the west side of the Schelde River. Pictures will be uploaded when I get back. I survived 22 hours of flying.  This was largely due to my pal, Dave,Continue reading “On the Farm and in the city”

The finer art of Transcription.

Since returning to Portland, I’ve fallen into transcribing the 45 hours or so of one-on-one interviews I compiled during my fieldwork studying the improv scene of Rochester, NY.  When I look at the numbers, it seems daunting.  When I look at how much time I have before I absolutely need to have a job, itContinue reading “The finer art of Transcription.”

Collaboration Celebration

As my time in Rochester winds to a close, I’m becoming romantic and reflective. Nate Halloran and I just finished a short run of shows by knocking it out of the park last night to a great crowd.  We ended up pushing a piano out onto the stage on a whim before the show, andContinue reading “Collaboration Celebration”

Favorite quote from an audience interview.

Ok.  So I’m in the midst of doing interviews of audience members from Improv shows out here.  Here’s a great one from the voice of the uninformed and uninitiated about suggestions.  This was this guy’s first “professional” improv show he had ever seen.  “I like it when they don’t take those suggestions like ‘gynecologist’ andContinue reading “Favorite quote from an audience interview.”

Murphy’s Law of field research

No matter how prepared you think you are… I got to my first show to observe/record.  I brought my video camera, my questionnaires, pencils, notebooks, pens and a digital recorder. I’m setting up my camera, and I realize that I forgot a video tape.  Shit, but oh well I’ve got my digital recorder. The showContinue reading “Murphy’s Law of field research”