WSIU InFocus Segment Archives

Detail Information for WSIU InFocus Video Segment - Patricia Ryan Madson
Patricia Ryan Madson
Watch Now Button
Length: 13:13

In her book Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up, Patricia Ryan Madson combines Eastern psychology, the art of improvisation, and personal experience to create thirteen maxims of improvisation with exercises for each. Some of these maxims include "say yes," "pay attention," "make mistakes," "take care of each other," and "enjoy the ride." Madson's spiritual practice of spontaneity and play has opened up opportunities for her in ways that 'playing by the rules' had failed her. She recently shared her insights about improv in her new book, Improv Wisdom. Our Jak Tichenor talked with Madson during her appearance at SIU Carbondale on behalf of the University Honors program.

Topic keywords:
Link To video segment: Episode: 336