Aurora Boles

Short Form & Beginner Improv

Aurora Boles

Aurora Boles is a Co-founder, player, and Level 1 teacher at Reno Improv. As a graphic designer and stop motion artist, she is the creative mastermind behind most of Reno Improv’s branding and digital marketing.  Aurora performs regularly  at Reno Improv on her team, ‘Sensitive People.’  You can also find her most Saturday nights at Reno Improv hosting the Playground and helping out with weekly shows. 

In this podcast, we talk to Aurora about short form.  After teaching the Level 1 class at Reno Improv for many years, she is well versed in short form, warmups and games that teach beginning students the fundamentals of improv.  Not only do they learn how to “yes, and,” Aurora shows them the importance of listening, heightening, supporting your scene partner, and much more.

You’ll hear us talk to Aurora about the difference between short form and long form. We will hit on topics like the Harold (not a dude, but rather another improv form), organic transformation (not a science experiment, but an improv warm up,) and eggs (not a typo, but… well, just listen to the podcast).  Hope you can join us on this 5th episode of For The Love Of Improv!

Show Notes

 Aurora Boles: Follow her online @auroraboles on Instagram or Facebook

History – Sam Wasson’s Book “Improv Nation” – Now Available on Amazon for super cheap! 

The Reno Improv – 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. 

Empire Improv –

Pioneer Underground:

Comedy Collective Improv:

This Episode’s Segments

  • Game : Good, Bad, Ugly…
  • History: Why The Harold forces good improv
  • Word Of The Day: Organic Transformation



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