The Theatrical Journalist

Improv, Comedy, Women, Melbourne and everything in between.

The real reason I look up to Amy Poehler so damn much

“I’ve failed a million times on stage, just not getting laughs. I’ve listened to notes that I knew weren’t right. I’ve pitched ideas and let other people change them, knowing … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eight Ways To Be Good With The Improv

Originally posted on People and Chairs:
Wherever you are on your improv journey, these tips can help you get more joy. 1. Support the shit out of each other. Photo…

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

8 Essential New Years Resolutions

Take the stairs Get fit and active while getting to places by swapping the escalators for some stairs. Also, you’ll need to be fit and strong when the time is … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’m Done Playing To An Audience That Doesn’t Exist

Last night a dear friend and someone whom I whole-heartedly respect affectionately berated me for not improvising and writing at the top of my intelligence. It hurt a little and … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Another 2014 Retrospective For Your Eyeballs

Yeah, I’m writing a ‘lil retrospective of my 2014. Part of me is disappointed in myself for doing the obvious, self-indulgent thing of highlighting the achievements and the good times … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Amazing! How To Be a Human Being On Stage In 3 Easy Steps!

Part of the Not Sure If Improv Notes or Life Advice series. I sell this to my students as “Hayley’s Philosophy for Great* Scenework” but the only thing I can really … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

iO Summer Intensive: Week 1

iO Summer Intensive 2014 Week 1, Day 1 Introduction from Charna Halpern. She talks about iO’s legacy, Del Close, the concept of ‘Yes, And’, and her excitement to share this … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment
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