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If you operate a website, see also our quick guide to website referencing.
Wikipedia's entry on improvisational theatre.
Viola Spolin (US)
US godmother of improvisation (1906 - 1994). She pioneered the Theatre Games technique and worked all her life with local communities and professional actors alike.
Wikipedia/Keith Johnstone (CA)
Inspired theoretician and teacher. His clarity of writing on status, spontaneity and narrative skills stand unsurpassed. Went on to invite the Micetro format (Why, ho why?).
Wikipedia/Del Close (US)
Actor, improviser and teacher (1934 – 1999). Another pioneer of modern improvisation, inventor of the Harrold format.
Wikipedia/Dudley Riggs (US)
Creator of the early improvisation form called "instant theatre" and founder of the Instant Theater Company, later to become the Brave New Workshop (BNW) comedy troupe.
John Wright (UK)
A workshop with John Wright is worth 3 month in the best drama school.
Fun Fed (UK)
London based joy, upliftment and laughter for adults.
Drama resources (UK)
Games, courses and other ressources for teaching drama.
Improv Encyclopedia (US)
Games, glossary and references.
The Crunchy Frog (UK)
A impro collective with a detailed info board about the London scene (gigs, workshops etc.)
Action Theatre (US)
An improvisational physical theater training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah.
A thorough collection of warm-ups, excercises, handles, long forms and ask fors.
Applied Improv Network (US)
A worldwide network of business professionals and academics using impro tools.
A collection of Theatresports & Drama Games Links
A worldwide listing of impro websites mainly outside the US and UK.
Alcock Improv (UK)
A Cambridge based improv collective.
Improv Solutions (NZ)
An Auckland based training company using impro and story telling.
Sparks Creative Communication Training (CH)
A Geneva based consultancy using impro.
Impro-based educational and training programs delivered by a company based in North Carolina.
A quick guide to free website referencing.
You're website's exposure can be measured, among other ways, through your website's Google rank (see http://www.google.com/technology). The game is to generate as many quality links leading to your website as possible. You do that by referencing your website in search engines, directories, and other resources for impro websites, and by trading links with other like minded sites.
Search engines: [guide] [top]
If you're not in Google yet you can suggest your URL there:
If you're not in Yahoo yet you can suggest your URL there:
https://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/submit but you'll need to register with them first.
If you're not in MSN yet you can suggest your URL there:
Google, Yahoo and MSN have adopted a common XML standard called Sitemap. Sitemap is a XML file that sits in the root directory of your website and "tells" search engine what to expect when they crawl your site, making it far easier for them to reference it. You can see Imprology's there: www.imprology.com/sitemap.xml. If you are technicality minded you can find out more at sitemaps.org. You can also have a sitemap generated on the fly for free by xml-sitemaps.com.
General directories with free listing: [guide] [top]
The original and biggest free online directory now part of AOL. Follow the online instructions to submit a website and wait a couple of years to be added. http://dmoz.org
Business Directory UK
A Free Directory
Other listings for impro websites: [guide] [top]
Most Wikis can be edited by visitors anonymously (without the need for them to register). Meta-Editors keep an eye on new entries to avoid abuse but it is still up to users to keep their edit accurate and ethical. So please only add a link to your site on a wiki page if it is relevant to people reading this page, and put your link in the queue. About Wikis' functionality see What Is Wiki.
If your website is relevant to the subject, you can add your URL to that page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Improvisational_comedy.
If you've never edited a wiki page check this first:
A wiki directory with an impro page: http://en.chainki.org/improvisational.
Editing is done in the same way as for wikipedia.
Another wiki directory with a different way to perform edit:
Improvisation, theatre or training related directories.
This arts directory offers an interface for theatre related websites to add their site there:
This impro related website offers an interface for Impro groups to add their site there:
Applied & Interactive Theatre Guide
This guide offers an interface for training websites to register at the bottom of this page:
Dedicated to musicals, plays, and operas in North America, this site has a directory on this page:
Training Classes is a moderated directory of training, education, learning and development programs and providers.
Links reciprocation: [guide] [top]
If you have a content-rich impro website and would like to trade links with us please contact us.
Building-up a link page on your website and trading links with other like-minded sites is highly recommended considering search engines' technology and the nature of the www. Don't put any old junk there since the links will be associated with your content, and the most sophisticated search engine will lower your rank if they detect inconsistency between your website's content and the content of other websites linking to yours. So gambling sites, sites under constructions and sites with poor, illegal or irrelevant content are to be avoided.
Meta tags optimisation: [guide] [top]
About Meta tags optimisation: http://www.organicseo.org/Optimizing_Your_Web_Page.html#Meta_Tags
"Keywords" meta tag generator: http://www.searchenginepromotionhelp.com/m/keywords/processor.php