“When there is mirthful laughter, it’s as if the brain gets a workout…this allows for the subjective feeling states of being able to think more clearly and have more integrative thoughts.”
We’ve long known that humor and laughter improve learning and thinking. Now we know a little more about why. The science behind it is pretty amazing.
Wake up, America. The real threat to the United States’s continued superpower status isn’t from an arsenal of weapons—it’s from the lack of an arsenal of the mind.
An excellent read by Lara Seargeant Richardson in The Atlantic. Enjoy, comment & share!
Late nights at the theatre, followed by…
…early mornings on set…
…hangover cures, and…
…finding the funny everywhere.
Nonstop hustle. All for the love of the game.
I bristle at the characterization of improvisation as getting on stage and “just making shit up.” But, understandably, I’m often asked how we “rehearse” for improvisation. It’s simple – we connect with each other and then make ourselves open to the whole wide world. Conduits.
Below are some photos from a recent rehearsal with a live band. It was a lot of fun.