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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

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

(Not) Born In the USA

America: Land of The Things I Thought I Knew All About PREFACE The United States of America as a pop-culture construct means a lot to me. I’d never been there before … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice (part 2)

This new edition of ‘Not Sure If: Improv Notes or Life Advice’ is brought to you by the help of Heal Yourself, Skeletor – a meme featuring He-Man’s Skeletor and positive … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments