I'm setting up an improv theater group and would like some advice.
I studied for a few years in the UK. While there, I had the opportunity to join an improvisational theatre group, and practised with them for a couple of years, with a couple of performances thrown in.
I'm now back in my home country (Singapore) and studying in a local university. The local improv scene is just about catatonic
- repeated searches have only found one group and they seem to only perform at irregular (possibly randomly determined) intervals, and they don't seem interested in taking on new members. There's some amateur drama going on but no improv groups that I can find, so after nearly half a year of fruitless searching I've decided to take the plunge and try to set one up myself.
What advice would you have for someone in my situation? I'm looking for general advice here. I don't expect MetaFilter to be particularly knowledgeable about the local theatre scene in Singapore, so that's not what I'm hoping for - rather, I'm hoping to tap the collective for general advice on setting up a theatre group, finding potential members, publicity, and also for training up a group of people new to improv, plus any useful resources for training improv practitioners.
Thanks! If anyone needs more details, Memail me or leave a comment and I'll do my best to clarify.