How to build a local improv community, based on a Polish festival.

We just finished the fifth edition of a local Gdańsk Improvisers’ festival Podaj Padaj. Thanks to Inkubator Kultury Kulmiasto, Weronika Uziak and Wojtek Tremiszewski for the organization.

I will tell you about our local community – and it doesn’t matter, that it’s Polish Tricity (Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot), because maybe you’ll find yourself in it, no matter where you’re from. I’ll recall the post from this blog, with conclusions from the first edition of the festival from four years ago to see, what have changed, and what have not. I’ll recall the google-forms, that 27 groups or projects filled during last week, and why was that important. I will share with you some conclusions from the discussion I hosted after the festival, which was focused on ideas for the future, to let us and our community grow.

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Why humor and improv are such a great pair

When I asked Juš Milčinski during on of our Ohana meetings to write this article, it was a bit of a joke from the beginning. Why? Because the premise was, that he will write it, but I have to keep reminding him to do so. So I kept bothering him, and kept waiting. And I received the text – a year later. But the incongruity here is, that then he waited another year for me to publish it. Here it is. Enjoy:

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