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E3: Experiment, Exchange and Enjoy Improvisational Arts #3 Interviews – Lala Gallery – March 11th, 2011

Another glorious and strange evening of E3 performances occurred on March 11th, 2011 at the wonderful Lala Gallery in downtown Lafayette. Afterwards, we interviewed a person from the audience and some of the artists involved. The result is the audio below.

If you were involved in any capacity with E3 (audience member, performer, casual observer) and would like to comment on the evening, the interviews, or the idea of E3 in general, you can call The Media Collective’s freeform question, comment, and improvisational line, 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638). Call day or night!


Play the full set of Interviews in MP3:

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Download/Stream (OGG) the Interviews

  • Interview 01 – Esteban Garcia of Paper Jamz MP3 | OGG (2:59)
  • Interview 02 – Jordan Cleland of Paper Jamz MP3 | OGG (2:15)
  • Interview 03 – Aaron Zernack of Paper Jamz MP3 | OGG (2:20)
  • Interview 04 – Audience Member MP3 | OGG (3:16)
  • Interview 05 – Chester Udell MP3 | OGG (3:02)
  • Interview 06 – Holly Jaycox MP3 | OGG (4:59)
  • Interview 07 – Angela Vinson, Lala Gallery owner MP3 | OGG (5:41)

Sadly, some of the artists left early and we were not able to interview them in person. We did, however, follow up via e-mail. You can read the rest of this entry for their written responses.

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(Solo) Improv Exercise: RSS Monologue

RSS Monologue

What you will need: A computer or RSS enabled device


  1. Load a news RSS service in your favorite RSS reader (Firefox will work nicely and there are several listed below)
  2. Increase the font size so you can read it while standing
  3. Set your computer to autoscroll (video in full post)

Start up monologues based off of the title and opening sentence of the news stories that are scrolling over your screen. You should make sure that your screen is scrolling slow enough so you can say a few lines for each article.


Have two people or an entire ensemble use the news stories to start scenes.

RSS news Services and the limit of the results in the RSS feed

Google News Top Stories (100)
Google News World News (100)
Google News USA News (100)
Yahoo! World News (10)
Yahoo! USA News (10)
Yahoo! Top News (10)
Reuters Top News (10)
Reuters USA News (10)
Reuters World News (10)
Reuters Political News (10)
Reuters BusinessNews (10)

Digg Labs also has some good tools for this exercise:

Big Spy

And there is also twistori, a twitter news feed based on emotions.

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Summer Improv Workshops

We will be starting a free summer Improv Workshop for those of you that are in the area over the summer. The call outs (we’re having multiple) are May 21st (Thursday) and May 23rd (Saturday). We are meeting on the main floor of the Union, above the food courts.

Contact us if you are planning on attending so we have an idea of how many to expect.

We will populate our improv workshop page with more information as well.