Emboldened to try an outdoor “studio”, Ted and Lisa dive into a conversation about rules and who they’re meant for (7:02), whether there are rules in mindfulness (13:06), and how rules provide structure for games, play, and community (20:29). Lisa explains improv’s “CROW” principle and introduces the Awkwardness Clause (26:59) and together with Ted wonders what rules should guide us through the thorny terrain of stereotypes and accents (36:02). They close with an affirmation of how you, too, are an expert (43:53) and with a second sighting of a magical bunny. Whether you’re listening at home, at work, in the car or elsewhere, come along for an engaging ride—and encourage others to join in the Monster Baby fun!
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San Francisco improvisors Ted DesMaisons and Lisa Rowland explore the beautiful, surprising and unruly intersections between mindfulness and improvisation as they seek to befriend that oft-hidden and sometimes scary part of all of us that can lead to a life well-lived.
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