Articles by " Joe Von Bokern"

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“The Book”

If you’re coming to Chicago to be an actor, or you’re already here and looking for ways to kick-start your […]

Jan 15, 2010     No Comments
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Mission 2010: Acting

It was January 2008, and I was in a panic. I had just spent four years incubating in the comforts […]

Jan 13, 2010     No Comments
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Making Your Own Opportunities

With One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest getting ready to open, I have spent my free time browsing audition announcements, […]

Jan 11, 2010     No Comments
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Sketch Writing

While mechanically browsing Netflix’s “Instant Play” selections last night, I discovered a treat. For those of us sketch comedy fans, […]

Dec 28, 2009     No Comments
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2009: My Annual Review

(*NOTE: The following was written & formatted based on Chris Guillebeau’s article “HOW TO CONDUCT YOUR OWN ANNUAL REVIEW,” which […]

Dec 23, 2009     No Comments
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Observations: Rehearsal Space

I remember doing community theatre in Louisville, Colorado. I never appreciated how nice it was to drive to rehearsal and […]

Dec 9, 2009     No Comments
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Eckhart Tolle on Group Work

I’m currently reading Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, which he wrote as a sort of guide to spiritual enlightenment […]

Nov 25, 2009     No Comments
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The Ups and Downs of Improv Comedy

Earlier this year in my Level 2 improv class at iO, instructor Susan Messing compared improvisation to a roller coaster. […]

Nov 23, 2009     No Comments
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A Bit More On Chicago

In my previous post, there was a section called Yes, There Is A Lame Side To This City, in which […]

Nov 17, 2009     No Comments
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The City of Big Shoulders

“Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and […]

Nov 14, 2009     No Comments
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