I created this blog in 2011, with the intention of simply making a resource for myself. When I saw something I liked, I reblogged it. But then I started to think about improv constantly, so I started writing my own blogs, just as a means of organizing my thoughts. Then Matt Besser asked me if I’d like to interview him about improv, my traffic spiked, and I figure I’d try to make this a thing.
Downright Upright is a resource for improvisers to support their work in class, practices and shows. It’s academic, obssessed with minutia, and exactly the type of thing I’d read if it weren’t me. What I’m saying is, I’m glad you’re here.
If you’re interested in having me as a coach, you can message me on tumblr or facebook. I would LOVE to coach your team. I focus on position play and turning grounded scene work into lunacy and “listening for the scene.”
I’ve studied with a bunch of folks, but most significantly with Miles Stroth, with whom I’ve studied for about a year straight. I’ve workshopped with Heather Anne Campbell, Matt Besser, Susan Messing, Ben Rodgers, Emily Candini, and many others.
The Downright Upright logo was designed by Josh MacDonald. Thanks Josh!
This is me doing improv with Soulmates: