July 13, 2019


Voilà plusieurs années que je me préparais à quitter la Chine. Après 14 années de folie à Shanghai, où j'ai enseigné l'anglais, le théâtre, joué des dizaines de spectacles d'improvisation en anglais et en français, joué dans des pièces de Shakespeare, Da...

July 16, 2018

I have found that the answers to most of my first-world ennui are rooted in being creative and social. I do have strong artistic visions but always value other artists' contributions. Improv forces me to be on a completely equal footing with my scene partners (ideally)...

April 27, 2018

What does it take to be on the best improv team in the world?

Last September, I created the French Improv Team "Zut Alors!" by picking people that had been trained through the different classes and levels of the Zmack Improv Training Center here in Shanghai, China. Some...

February 24, 2018

If I ever write a book about improv (God, another improv book on the market, Julien?), it’d be called “what the scene needs” ('WTSN'). This sums up my philosophy about improv.

WTSN encapsulates a few principles:

1. It’s not about you. It’s about the scene. It’s bigger th...

February 23, 2018

After years of doing improv, my passion has turned to finding amazing stage partners to develop two-person improvised shows, “twoprov”.

I discovered TJ & Dave a few years ago thanks to my friend Curt Mabry, founder of Zmack Shanghai. Since then I’ve come to realise how...

January 29, 2018

Why do I do improv? part 1

Improv never came into my life.

I realised when I joined Zmack a few years ago that I had actually lived most of my life according to some of the principles of staged improv.

My family is rather traditional and settled in my hometown. Apart from...

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