In Conversation With Dave Morris and Jason Geary

Dave Morris, Jason Geary

A series of conversations about the art of improvisation between veteran improvisers Dave Morris and Jason Geary.

(Cover image by Lliam Amor.)

All Episodes

Ep 1: FormatsJason Geary from Australia, and Dave Morris from Canada, discuss the intricacies of formats in improvisation. How we develop them, how to make sure they work, and whether or not they’re good or bad for improv.If you'd like to add to offer feedback or add to the conversation please hit us up on FB.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 6 min

## Ep 2: Genre/StyleYour hosts, Jason Geary and Dave Morris talk about improvising with style. How do people do it right? How do people do it wrong? Why should people do it, or not do it?

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Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

## Ep 3: The Improvisers MindIn this episode, Jason and Dave delve deep into their own psyches trying to answer the improv koan: “How does one think, without thinking.”

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Apr 2020

1 hr 6 min

Ep 4: StorytellingJason and Dave talk about their favourite storytelling methodologies, why storytelling is so important for improvisers to know, and how we can tell better stories.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

Let’s talk business. Dave and Jason delve into the world of corporate improv and applied improvisation. How to do it, what to look out for, the difference between performing and teaching, and of course, life.

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Apr 2020

58 min 26 sec

Dave and Jason have a chat about what we want and hope for the future of improv, for ourselves and for the community and art form at large. 

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May 2020

1 hr 1 min

In this episode, we answer questions that you, the listeners have sent in over the course of the season. This is part one. If you have more questions shoot them through to us on FB. 

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May 2020

1 hr 14 min

Another round of Q & A keeps us chatting about the art form we love, why not come back and join us?

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May 2020

1 hr 12 min

Another joyful attempt at answering your questions about improv. Enjoy. 

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Jun 2020

1 hr 9 min

In this episode, we improvise an audio version of Jason's improv format ZOOM. This is the first time the format has been attempted in audio-only, and to add to the degree of difficulty one performer is in the northern hemisphere and one is in the southern. We hope you enjoy. Find a comfortable place, kick your feet up and let us guide you through and daring shared narrative format filled with beautiful imagery, precious moments and magical realism. (You may have auto received the rehearsal, which Jason uploaded by mistake. Bonus process for you. Here's our proper run.)

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Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

We get back to answering you burning improv questions and deep dive into a big one. 

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Jun 2020

1 hr 10 min

Dave and Jase return to recording after a short hiatus. We spend the episode catching up and talking about the exciting new direction for the podcast. Dave accepts a challenge which leads to us having a theme song!You can buy Jason's Book here:Pay what you can/feel: www.trybooking.com/BLDST

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Oct 2020

53 min 32 sec

A first for the podcast, we have a guest! We have the pleasure of talking to Tony Beeman, Artistic Associate at Unexpected Productions in Seattle. Tony joins the conversation and offers deep insight into our craft. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. You can buy Jason's Book here:Pay what you can/feel: www.trybooking.com/BLDST

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Nov 2020

54 min 29 sec

Dave and Jase are joined by the supremely talented Polish improviser Gosia Różalska. We have the pleasure of hearing about format creation, her process, philosophy and approach to improv. Gosia is a well-respected teacher on the international improv festival circuit and one of the most joyous people to play with on stage. we hope you enjoy our conversation. 

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Nov 2020

1 hr 5 min

This week we have two wonderful guests. We meet Shannon Stott for the first time ever and we are joined by mutual old friend Jill Bernard. It's a free-flowing conversation about what keeps us coming back to improv and what drives us to expand our horizons.Find Jill and HUGE Theatre here. Fins Shannon's FB page here.

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Nov 2020

54 min 53 sec

This week we have a fun, rambling podcast with Dave's karmic doppelganger Cale Bain (Jason's description.) For a podcast that never begins, we cover off an awful lot, including a live dog attack. Please enjoy this wonderfully laid back podcast. It's so very charming. You can find all the info on ITS theatre here. Be sure to check them out if you're in Sydney.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Our guest this week is the gentle giant of the improv community, Joe Bill. So full of great conversation we give you our longest podcast to date, and we could have easily kept it all going. We discuss jazz, the brain on improvisation, our fears and how things have changed as we've grown inside this artform. A podcast that's so full of gems it's worth listening twice. Enjoy.Charles Limb: Your Brain On Improvisation.Thelonious Monk: Band Notes.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 41 min

We were lucky enough to get to spend an hour with Jen O'Sullivan from Wellington NZ. She's an amazing improviser, festival director, and all-round wonder woman. On top of all that, she's a new mum and we had the pleasure of podcasting with her new baby making new baby sounds all the way through this podcast. We were so happy at the end of this podcast because this chat was so genuinely lovely. We can't wait for you to hear it!Jen things you can check out:Knife Fight.The New Zealand Improv Festival.Locomotive (FB Link).

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Dec 2020

1 hr 2 min

A great chat with Canadian Improv great Vinny Francois. This week we talk about the difficulties of keeping a company viable in a pandemic, what rises from those ashes and a good deal of juicy improv philosophy in the second half. Enjoy! Check out The Improv College for all your online improv class needs. 

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Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

An audio recording of our very first Facebook live stream Q & A, with the joyous spontaneous addition of Lliam Amor, who was watching along and asking questions. What better thing for an improv podcast than a spontaneous guest. Lliam's website for all your design needs: https://lliamamor.com.au/

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Jan 7

1 hr 7 min

Keng-Sam comes to us from Reunion Island, a small French island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He's a wonderful improviser with extensive improv travels under his belt, taking him all over the world performing and teaching. Keng-Sam is a creative force! He runs the FERIIR Festival annually on Reunion and is a delight to chat to. Please enjoy our conversation, we did.

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Jan 16

1 hr 8 min

This week's guest is Portland's own Domeka Parker. She's the artistic director of Deep End Theater and one of the best improvisers and teachers going around. She talks us through the tenets of her improvisation philosophy Sound Improv. This is a great episode especially for someone looking to reconnect with the essentials of our artform. Find out more about Deep End here: www.deependtheater.com

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Jan 22

1 hr 2 min

Today's episode is chock full of laughter and joy. DK and Yonk are brothers from Bellingham, Washington; who are wonderful improvisers and delightful peeps. They have been improvising for their entire adult lives having started together early. They speak about their approach to improv, their time running Up Front Theatre and their approach to creating new work. a delightful conversation. Get yourself a drink, settle in and enjoy.

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Jan 30

1 hr 7 min

After a couple of weeks off to perform a run of shows we are back with two of the nicest improvisers on the planet! Laura and Gael are an inspiration to us and we are humbled that they have chosen to talk to us, especially so early in the morning for them!You can find Laura's workshops here: www.lauradoorneweerd.comAnd Flock theatre company here: www.flock-theatre.com

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Mar 5

1 hr 20 min

This week we speak to Jim Fishwick, ex-pat Australian living in New Zealand. Jim is an incredibly fearless and creative soul, who uses improvisation in unique ways. Once again, we a blessed with a talented person talking about what they love, it's a great episode. Tune in to find out more!Buy tickets to Jim's show (NZ Fringe March 2021) The Museum Of This Morning Jim writes about The Saboteur Jim's websiteJetpack Theatre website. 

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Mar 12

1 hr 5 min

In this episode, we have a wonderful conversation with the super talented and driven improviser from Brussels, Kelly Agathos. Kelly runs ImproBubble a theatre and school in Brussels. we chat to her about her company, what she's working towards and, of course, her improv dreams. Enjoy the conversation.You can find out more about ImproBubble here: https://www.improbubble.com/

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Mar 26

1 hr 15 min

Oh, can you hear that? That's the sound of our hearts singing with joy. This week we get to speak to one of the shining lights of the improv world, Kaisa Kokko-Palmer. She makes us so happy, but we are sure you can hear that in our voices when we speak. Go! Listen! Enjoy and make sure you seek her out next chance you get, you won't regret it!You can check out her website here: www.improhelsinki.com

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Apr 6

1 hr 10 min

After a short season break, WE ARE BACK!! To kick off season 3 we speak to Ella Galt and Kiva Murphy a pair of ex-pats who have found each other, improv and a home in Barcelona, Spain. As always, a relaxed vibe, an interesting conversation and a philosophical chat about improv. We hope you are as inspired as we were after you listen to the conversation.Both Kiva and Ella are members of the Barcelona Improv Group, check them out here.

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Aug 25

1 hr 1 min

This episode (recorded a little while ago) is full of joy. Ryan and Dave go waaaaaaaay back and we hear about their formative years together, then about Ryan literal journey with improv. Then we unpack a beautiful episode in Dave and Ryan life the evolution and story of their Hip Hop group See Spot Rhyme. BONUS: See Spot Rhyme track at the end of the episode, and perhaps a new theme song too?Check out Ryan's podcast: Remote Pep Talks with Ryan Millar. (Spotify link)

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Sep 4

1 hr 14 min

In this episode, we chat with one of the true gems of the improv scene, the gentle giant that is Fabio Maccioni. Fabio is one of the founders of Teatribù in Milano, Italy and has taught and performed all over the world. Fabio shares his thoughtful and gentle approach to improv with us and it's a real treat. He's a new dad and that is bringing his work and practice into a new perspective. He's also known for having some of the best hugs on the planet. Enjoy this chat.Find Fabio at Teatribu.

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Sep 14

57 min 47 sec

In this episode we chat to one of our dearest friends, Jason and Rik have known and performed with each other for almost 30 years. It's safe to say that Rik has been a constant source of inspiration for that whole time. Dave met Rik six years ago and the same can be said. We hope you enjoy our chat with the delightful and insightful, charm ball that is Rik Brown. Rik's podcast: Yonks Ago!And Rik's Podcast with Jason: How 'About This?

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Sep 30

1 hr 16 min

In this episode, we have a wonderful chat with Kevin Gillese, former AD at Dad's Garage in Atlanta and one half of the duo that inspired both Dave and Jason, Scratch. This is a great flowing and funny chat about finding longevity in the art form we practice. Enjoy. You can find Kevin's Improv Learning Centre course HERE.

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Nov 4

1 hr 14 min