Recently, I posted a big ol’ list of the best books about improvisation. I did this for two reasons:
- I like to keep my resources in order; and
- To provide references for other improvising teachers / students / directors to enjoy.
The post generated a lot of chatter on Facebook about great resources on improv and acknowledged that sometimes the best writing on improvisation is unpublished. While the collection of books may provide a great corpus of our extemporaneous art form, there exist far fewer critical contemporary writings / improv blogs / podcasts on improvisation, save for a few well curated, and more importantly updated regularly, resources online. Without further adieu, here is the small subset that I subscribe to:
- Improv Nonsense by Will Hines
- Improv Octopus by Alex Berg
- The Way of Improvisation by Dave Morris (and others)
- People and Chairs
- Improv Nerd by Jimmy Carrane
- The Backline – An Improv Podcast
- The Improv Resource Center
These are incredible resources from contemporary thinkers in the improv world today… if I am missing something, let me know and I am happy to add them to the list.