Quotes from Students

These quotes are excerpted from a series of video interviews conducted in May of 2002 with students in one of Misha Glouberman's Toronto improv theatre classes.


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Misha makes you feel at ease. But he’s authoritative as well. You learn from him, because he’s so clear, you really get what he’s trying to say. He’s a mad scientist. What I ended up feeling was way beyond just doing theatre. Misha's classes are great.
- Lynn Valeriote

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The class has changed me as a person, in a way that you can’t really describe. To watch Misha is to watch chaos. His teaching method can seem all over the place, but he gives you confidence to try harder and not get discouraged. Misha’s a great teacher, without teaching, if that makes any sense. Three hours fly by so fast that you really just don’t realize it.
- Brent Robichaud

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The class is great. Misha’s great. The people who’ve taken the class- I’ve seen how we’ve all grown and come out of our shell. I was at Home Depot with my girlfriend a couple of weeks ago, and in the aisle next to me there was a forklift, and it honked its horn. Without even thinking about it, I lifted my head in the air and went “Beep Beep”. I covered my mouth. I don’t know why I did it. Misha’s class is the best money I’ve spent in a long time.
- Randy Govang

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Countless times I’ve had a terrible day at work, and not at all felt like coming to Misha’s class. And within 10 or 15 minutes, something happens. It’s hard to explain. It just sends you somewhere else. I can’t begin to describe how I feel about that. Through the class, people become more comfortable. Everything becomes smoother and more fun. I'm constantly trying to convince friends to take Misha’s classes.
- Barry Veerkamp

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Misha’s an incredibly generous teacher. I think he’s really in this for his own pleasure. Misha’s class is is a good counterpoint to the rest of life in general. You get trained to respond with your body, immediately. That seems to me like a pretty vital skill. And it’s pretty beautiful.
- Joseph Rosen

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