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Stick Horses in the Gazette

Posted by jbharp on February 15, 2008

My Improv group is AMAZING!!! Of course we ourselves have known that for a while. But now we’re getting a chance to show the local area this fact. We’ve had a few visits from a reporter of Colorado Springs The Gazette. They have featured us in an article, a web video and the cover page for the weekend entertainment section!!!

Read the article here.

See the video here.

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Stick Horses in Love

Posted by jbharp on February 1, 2007

The title is sappy, I know. And you won’t hear me talking about lovey, dovey stuff much. So just bear with me on this one. Or rather, enjoy this rarity.

To say that the last three years of my life have been deeply impacted by improv would be a farce. The truth is these years have been greatly impacted by and with the people in my improv troupe.

Perhaps you should begin by reading my fellow Horse Suzanne’s blog post about our little family. It brings a tune to my head…”This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” Are troupe truly is unique. John 13.35 states “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

I’m not crazy about the words “I’ve fallen in love” or the counterpart saying “I’ve fallen out of love.” I’m more in favor of choosing to love. That’s my thoughts – Love is a Choice. I happened to fall into this improv group, but I have distinctly made a decision to love this group.

A general rule in improv is to make strong choices. Whether it’s big or small, loud or quite, fast or slow, improv requires making choices. A improviser can’t wait for something to happen. A choice has to be made to create an entertaining scene on the stage.

We’ve had some ups and downs in the history of Stick Horses. And just like the times we are on stage, strong choices have to be made. And as a group who desires to serve Christ, we’ve made the choice to love each other. Aaawww….tear. I wrote a blog for the Stick Horse myspace site that gives a glimpse of the closeness of the Horses. It’s called: Improv to Intimacy: The story of Two Arms and a Fly. Check it out.

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