The Improviser’s Guide- Carols

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Frequent contributor Jason Purdy’s song, ‘Take a Cup’, stands at the top of the top of The Improviser’s Guide’s holiday playlist. Frank talks to Jason a little bit about the process in putting it all together, and how this song (and other holiday favorites) factor into The IG’s improv pedagogy.

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The IG Bonus- Thanksgivisation

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How important is listening in improv? Was it enough to save a Thanksgiving tradition?

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The Improviser’s Guide- Workshop

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On this episode, Frank talks the official launch of The Improv Your Character Workshop in 2018. Learn the six elements of the workshop that uses I.M.P.R.O.V. as its acronym.

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Frank Cardillo is an Award Winning Creator & Producer, reveling in Comedy & Entertainment for nearly two decades. Currently, he is the host of  ‘The Improviser’s Guide Podcast’, which examines how the foundation of improvisation affects our day to day life.

Frank has appeared throughout New York City performing improvisation and standup comedy, including performances at Super Bowl XLVIII, Turning Stone Casino, Gotham Comedy Club, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and for 15 years off the shores of Lake Ontario at the Sterling Renaissance Festival as their emcee, Lenny Burrows. Most recently, Frank was part of the cast for the New York City premiere of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit, Joe’s NYC Bar.

Since 2009, Frank has been the Founder and Producing Director of the ‘Raft of Comic Knockouts’ known as [By The Mummers]. Known for their ‘unpredictable, coming out-of-nowhere humor’ (Backstage), their musical ‘BLOOD’ was a Next Link Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was named ‘Best of the Fest’ by Davenport Theatricals. [By The Mummers] are the reigning, defending Champions of the Down Under Improv Festival.

Besides serving as a member of the writing team for several original [By The Mummers] events, Frank has had public stagings of two original modern Commedia dell’Arte performances and has devised several structured scenarios for productions in New York City and across the state. In September 2015, [By The Mummers] held a public staged reading of Frank’s historical, satirical, farce, ‘The Double Play’ at Foley’s, Home to the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.

In June 2016, Frank debuted ‘The Improviser’s Guide to Being a Better Birth Partner’ onstage Off Off Broadway. He has performed this one man piece in New York City on multiple occasions with a book in the works. Following years as an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University, Frank has applied his improvisation experience in training employees at Macy’s Herald Square, Carnegie Hall, & the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

Frank has been the recipient of the Impresario Award for supporting New Play Development, as well as a Rollie Award winner for his service to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2008, he received the Spirit of Christmas Award.

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The IG Bonus- Everything Is Wrestling Wednesday

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Why is everything wrestling when it comes to The Improviser’s Guide? Following the premiere of ESPN’s #30for30 documentary on ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, trust and instinct in a staged environment once again is at the forefront.

 

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The IG Bonus- Drew Asks Frank

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A bonus edition of The IG has College Audition Pros Drew Boudreau put Frank on the spot. Discussion includes trust, heart, truth, instinct, listening, contact, fear, empathy, ego and the lesson learned from Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade.

 

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