On August 9th, we discuss character building. We delve deep into things like building a platform and how to use emotion and physicality to create a character. Listen as our guest, Taylor Riedeman, demonstrates some of her quirky and out-of-the-box characters and explains how she conceptualizes them. Our history segment presents the story of the birth of Saturday Night Live (yup, improvisers started that sh*t!). Finally, we have a special improv game in store for you that might be a tad naughty (how’s that for a teaser?!).
Taylor Riedeman is a writer, improviser, and comedian living in Reno, Nevada. Acting has always been part of her life, but she found her true performance community in improv 4 years ago. Taylor is an active member of Reno Improv Theater, where she performs weekly with her teams We Digress and Ghost. Improv is both an artistic and spiritual endeavor for her, and she has recently found a love for teaching improv as well. She does have a life outside of improv, though (sort of). She’s addicted to 30-day challenges and her weakness is bestselling books with flashy titles. She’s also newly disappointed that Friends will no longer be available on Netflix.
Find her on Instagram @TayJaneR or check out her writing on taylorjwriting.com You can find her performing regularly at Reno Improv on Ghost Team and We Digress Saturdays at 8PM.
History – Sam Wasson’s Book “Improv Nation” – Now Available on Amazon
Dave Razowsky: Find him at https://www.davidrazowsky.com/
Word Of The Day: Seattle Improv Classes
The Reno Improv – https://renoimprov.com/ Follow them @renoimprov on Instagram and Facebook. They have a show EVERY Saturday at 8PM (Come early at 6:30 for the Playground – a 1.5 hour workshop exciting for all levels of players.) $5 gets you into BOTH.
This Episode’s Segments
- Game: Cursing Translation
- History: SNL & Gilda Radner
- Word Of The Day: “Platform”
- Produced by Katie Welsh & Jesi Wicks
- Guest Appearance: Taylor Riedeman
- Theme Music By Amorphia
- Special thanks to Chris Webster & Reno Improv
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