Laura picks brains of improvisers from all over the world. Laura herself is an Amsterdam-based improv trainer & actress. See www.lauradoorneweerd.com
How to get more movement in your (online) class10/04/2021 Duration: 14min
Hey, I know. Getting your improv students to move
How I stay sane & confident in challenging times25/03/2021 Duration: 14min
Yes, I definitely also am tired of the pandemic. That is why I am sharing with you different ways how I stay sane, and how I work on my confidence. Because standing still is not really my thing. Was this podcast useful to you? Share it with a friend. Go to www.lauradoorneweerd.com/podcast to get all the links I talked about.
How to teach improv in English (as a non-native English speaker)19/03/2021 Duration: 12min
Do you ever worry about teaching in English (as a non-native English speaker)?
How to come up with a warmup for your workshop12/03/2021 Duration: 11min
Is it better to play ridiculous failing games as a warmup? Or do complex musical scales? In this lesson, I am sharing with you 3 angles to find the perfect warmup for your workshop. And I am giving a few examples for each of them. This is especially great if you find it hard to make up your own exercises or feel like you don't know enough exercises. ⮕ If you are still unsure which topic to teach in the first place, check out my free workbook www.lauradoorneweerd.com/freeworkbook ⮕ Or join me for a live Zoom session on 'Finding your topic': Tuesday 16th of March, 20:00 CET (DM me, and I will send you the Zoom link) ⮕ You can buy my ready-to-use workshop plan from March 14th on. Get reminded by subscribing to Laura's Letters on Improv: https://www.lauradoorneweerd.com/lauras-letters-on-improv
How do I know if students are liking my class?04/03/2021 Duration: 08min
Whether you are a beginning teacher, or already more advanced, it can be difficult to know: are my students even liking this? I am sharing 3 memories from my teaching career (all the way back to 2008!) of me not being sure whether students were liking it. And how I discovered that they did.
How I helped these 3 improvisers when they said ‘I have nothing to teach'26/02/2021 Duration: 12min
In this lesson I will share 3 examples of improvisers thinking ‘I have nothing to teach…’ and what I have told them. These 3 reasons were mentioned: I am not a full-time improviser. I am not as funny/fast/loud. I always play [something else]. I am not good at one thing. I am a bit of everything. Let me explain to you how your 'weakness' is your superpower.
Ohana Improv Podcast 6 - Interview with Sue Walden by Laura Doorneweerd11/05/2016 Duration: 57min
An interview with Sue Walden by Laura Doorneweerd. See the show notes on www.lauradoorneweerd.com/blog/ohana6 In this interview we talk about: - how working with a partner has kick started her career; - what obstacles she has overcome; - what she did when she got ‘a little tiny bit bored’; and much, much more.
Ohana Improv Podcast 5 - Interview with Sarah Michaelson by Laura Doorneweerd06/03/2016 Duration: 44min
An interview with Sarah Michaelson by Laura Doorneweerd. See the show notes on www.lauradoorneweerd.com/blog/ohana5 Yes, an anniversary! It's the 5th episode already of the Ohana Improv Podcast. What better way to celebrate than with music! I spoke to Sarah Michaelson, a.k.a. DJ Mama Cutsworth about dancing, improv and music. So basically: everything that makes life good. In the interview we talk about: – her role as a music improviser; – how Speechless started (with a great anecdote from their first rehearsal); – advice for other music improvisers; – how she warms up (which is a little different); and much, much more.
Ohana Improv Podcast 4 - Interview Amir Atsmon by Laura Doorneweerd23/12/2015 Duration: 51min
An interview with Amir Atsmon by Laura Doorneweerd. See the show notes on www.lauradoorneweerd.com/blog/ohana4
Ohana Improv Podcast 3 - Interview Patti Stiles by Laura Doorneweerd11/11/2015 Duration: 01h10min
An interview with Patti Stiles by Laura Doorneweerd. See the show notes on http://www.lauradoorneweerd.com/blog/ohana3
Ohana Improv Podcast 2 - Matt Schuurman interview by Laura Doorneweerd09/08/2015 Duration: 56min
An interview with Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre Matt Schuurman. Interviewer: Laura Doorneweerd
Ohana Improv Podcast 1 - Tim Orr interview by Laura Doorneweerd13/07/2015 Duration: 35min
An interview with improviser and trainer Tim Orr from San Francisco. Interviewer: Laura Doorneweerd See the shownotes on www.lauradoorneweerd.com/podcast