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Laughing to Live: what a few comedians can teach us

Chris at Play in River Side Stories and Playback Theatre - 2013

Seriously funny? Sometimes I’m confused too. Photo credit: Remi Crist

By Chris Fitz

The recent death of one of the funniest Americans of our time, Robin Williams, spurred me to release these words into the wild.  For my capstone course in Playback Theatre this year, I confronted a Creative Project of my choosing that was supposed to be “out of my comfort zone.”

So when you enjoy improvisation, what could be possibly out of your comfort zone? How about scripted theatre?  No, better:  how about scripted comedy?  The idea hit a funny bone that jerked me into saying, “yes” before I knew what I was getting into.

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