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The 5 Elements of Improv helps improvisers take their performance to the next level. Designed for those already familiar with the basics, The 5 Elements of Improv is a valuable resource for everyone from beginner to pro. The authors' theatre, teaching, and improvisation backgrounds will help you become well-versed in the 5 Elements that give you the most bang for your onstage buck: Story, Environment, Trust, Focus, and Showmanship. First in the "Masters of Improv" series, The 5 Elements of Improv is the perfect introduction to the Defiant Monkey school of improv.
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'''''The 5 Elements of Improv''''' helps improvisers take their performance to the next level. Designed for those already familiar with the basics, The 5 Elements of Improv is a valuable resource for everyone from beginner to pro. The authors' theatre, teaching, and improvisation backgrounds will help you become well-versed in the 5 Elements that give you the most bang for your onstage buck: Story, Environment, Trust, Focus, and Showmanship. First in the "Masters of Improv" series, The 5 Elements of Improv is the perfect introduction to the Defiant Monkey school of improv.
  
  
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== Authors ==
 
== Authors ==
  
Andrew M. Spragge ​(The Guy) began improvising in 2005 with ComedySportz and has been acting and directing since 1984. He has been seen in various productions over the years including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the  Forum, as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Monsieur Thenardier in Les Miserables and most recently in Stephen Sondheim's Company. Andrew has been a children's performer and storyteller since 2007, and in addition to acting Andrew has worked as a corporate trainer for over 14 years, and taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade Math and Science. Andrew is currently a Mission Commander at the Challenger Learning Center.
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'''Andrew M. Spragge''' is a seasoned performer, educator, and researcher in the field of improvisation. He is the co-author of The 5 Elements of Improv and The One Minute Improviser and is a founding member of Defiant Monkey Improv.
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Andrew’s extensive directorial and teaching background, along with his desire to inspire others to keep improving, led to the development of the Defiant Monkey School of Improv.
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Living in Western New York, Andrew received his BA from Canisius College and teaching degree from Daemen College. A former math and science teacher, he also spent fourteen years as a corporate trainer.
  
Karen L. Eichler (The Girl) began performing improvisation with ComedySportz in 1997. She graduated from The Second City Toronto and has performed on stages across the country. In addition, she has been a children’s performer and storyteller since 2000. Karen is a university professor teaching Public Speaking and tutoring writing. She has also performed with a script in Noises Off, Cosi, Annie the Musical, and as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables.
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'''Karen L. Eichler''' is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile improvisers in the field. She is the co-author of The 5 Elements of Improv and The One Minute Improviser, and is a founding member of Defiant Monkey Improv.
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Karen has been performing improv across the country since 1997 and is the co-creator of the Defiant Monkey School of Improv.
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Many years prior to resuscitating a house in Niagara Falls, New York, Karen received her BA in English and MA in English Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught public speaking to fifty students a semester for more than ten years at Niagara University, and she also tutors and teaches writing at Empire State College.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:02, 16 August 2021

The 5 Elements of Improv helps improvisers take their performance to the next level. Designed for those already familiar with the basics, The 5 Elements of Improv is a valuable resource for everyone from beginner to pro. The authors' theatre, teaching, and improvisation backgrounds will help you become well-versed in the 5 Elements that give you the most bang for your onstage buck: Story, Environment, Trust, Focus, and Showmanship. First in the "Masters of Improv" series, The 5 Elements of Improv is the perfect introduction to the Defiant Monkey school of improv.


The 5 Elements

1 - Story

2 - Environment

3 - Trust

4 - Focus

5 - Showmanship

Authors

Andrew M. Spragge is a seasoned performer, educator, and researcher in the field of improvisation. He is the co-author of The 5 Elements of Improv and The One Minute Improviser and is a founding member of Defiant Monkey Improv. Andrew’s extensive directorial and teaching background, along with his desire to inspire others to keep improving, led to the development of the Defiant Monkey School of Improv. Living in Western New York, Andrew received his BA from Canisius College and teaching degree from Daemen College. A former math and science teacher, he also spent fourteen years as a corporate trainer.

Karen L. Eichler is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile improvisers in the field. She is the co-author of The 5 Elements of Improv and The One Minute Improviser, and is a founding member of Defiant Monkey Improv. Karen has been performing improv across the country since 1997 and is the co-creator of the Defiant Monkey School of Improv. Many years prior to resuscitating a house in Niagara Falls, New York, Karen received her BA in English and MA in English Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She taught public speaking to fifty students a semester for more than ten years at Niagara University, and she also tutors and teaches writing at Empire State College.