THE YESFINLAND PODCAST
THE YESFINLAND PODCAST
The YesFinland Podcast explores the comedy industry in Finland and beyond.
Host Trent Pancy has conversations with comedians, improvisers, writers and anyone else who impacts entertainment scene, where they discuss what it takes to be a part of the budding world of Finnish & International comedy. The best way to understand YesFinland Podcast is to listen to an episode.
The audio version of the podcast is FREE, BUT! If you would like to support YesFinland, then you can purchase access to all the video feeds from Season 2 directly from our website for just 10€! Not only will you be able to see the interviews with the guests, but we’ll update the video feeds a day or so before we publish the podcast to the public! After your purchase, you’ll receive an email with a link to access all the current and future videos.
Read More : www.yesfinland.com/support
Host – Trent Pancy
Producer – Ville Välimäki & Gert Leja
Intro Music – Samuel Teini
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209 | Jutta Tilvis (FIN) Asks Trent To Talk About Himself & YesFinland
209 | SHOWNOTES
Jutta Tilvis is a professional improviser currently working at YesFinland. She is producing and directing shows, teaching the 4-tiered improv training program, as well as coaching improv to groups all across Finland. Prior to teaching improv she has worked as an instructor of circus, theatre and dance. She performs on stage regularly in Tampere and around the world as a member of the actively performing improv groups of Doris Likes Everything, Snorkkeli, Korkeapaine and Kosminen Karuselli. She is also a member of The SIN – Network of international improvisers in Europe.
208 | Hila di Castro (ISR) Talks About How She Learned To Make Friends With Her Inner Judge
208 | SHOWNOTES
Hila Di Castro is an actress, improviser and teacher based in Israel. Upon discovering the world of improvisation in 2005, she has performed with several improv groups and is the co-artistic director and a member of Momentum, one of Israel’s outstanding groups. Hila also developed several original formats with which the group performed throughout Israel and in festivals all over the world.
207 | Feña Ortalli (ARG/ESP) Talks About The Value Of Symbiosis In Improv
207 | SHOWNOTES
Feña Ortalli is an actor, teacher, and director based in Madrid since 2016. With over 15 years of experience in the field of improvisational theater, Feña teaches and performs in El Club de la Impro and Impromadrid as well as in international festivals all over the world. He’s the creator of Status, the only monthly improv magazine of the world and author of the book Impro: Dynamics of the Unexpected, published in 2018.
206 | Gavin Methalaka (IND) Talks About The Rapid Growth Of The Improv Scene In India
206 | SHOWNOTES
Gavin (CHubBy) Methalaka is a performing artist in the fields of stage, audio, films and television and is also an avid beatboxer and voice actor. Academically trained in the art of western and classical performing arts, Gavin continues to explore and teach in the the realms of Improvisational Comedy and Theatre as a form of Stress Relief and Public Entertainment around the world. With audio-books to webseries’s, most of his content is available online. He is currently identified by his recent popular avatar, Kutty; from the Indian Remake of Ricky Gervais’s The Office on Disney+ Hotstar. On Passport he’s known as Gavin Methalaka, but the world knows him as CHubBy
LINKS: Mischief in Action
205 | Gosia Różalska (POL) Talks About Teaching Improv In University
205 | SHOWNOTES
Małgorzata (Gosia) Różalska is an improviser and teacher from North Poland. She has been doing improv since 2004, as one of the first ever in Poland. Besides living the improv life, she graduated Film Directing, Photography, and Cultural Studies – and she loves mixing all of her arts with improv. She runs a company, records the Kreatura Podcast and writes a blog about improv. She’s in an international Ohana group, and she’s been conquering the world, by teaching and performing – among others – in Australia, USA, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Great Britain, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland. Gosia is a big nerd, and she’s been working with teachers from all over the world and she’ll never stop.
204 | Laura & Gael Doorneweerd-Perry (NED/FRA) Talk About Their Worldwide Improv Tour
204 | SHOWNOTES
Laura and Gael Doorneweerd-Perry are a couple on and off stage. They did the -not so usual- order of playing a duo show, falling in love, teaching together, getting married, travelling the world and of course… self-isolating in their parent’s house. When Laura is not traveling the world, she can be found cycling the Amsterdam canals between her jobs as actress, trainer and artistic advisor. She loves slow motion running, bloody fights and smoking. On stage, that is. Gael founded Strasbourg’s main improv group La Carpe Haute, and spends his time teaching and performing improv in and outside of France. He is known for his sound effects -even in silent scenes- and his incomparable mimed fishing skills. Links: www.perryweerd.com
Promo Photo by Noemie Deveaux Photography.
203 | Chris Mead (UK) Talks About His Journey To Becoming A Full-Time Improviser
203 | SHOWNOTES
Chris Mead is a UK-based performer and theatre-maker who teaches and coaches improvisation in London and around the world. He studied theatre at Royal Holloway College, University of London and improvisation at iO and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. Chris is co-artistic director of The Nursery Theatre, a space in London dedicated to improv as a theatrical art form. He is a member of the internationally-renown ensemble The Maydays, one third of sci-fi collective Project2 and recently co-founded Unmade Theatre Co to pursue new projects as a director and performer. Chris is also the host of YesBot, a podcast about the theory and craft of improv. Links: chrismead.co
202 | Dan Seyfried (FRA) Talks About Being A French International Improviser
202 | SHOWNOTES
Dan started doing theater at the age of nine. In 2007 he discovered improv and loved it instantly! He had the chance to travel and perform in the French speaking community and later internationally and has now taught and played in more than 20 countries around the world. With Théâtre de L’Oignon first and later with La Carpe Haute, The Fraltons, Origami Swan (duo w/ Ella Galt) and You&Me (duo w/ Alicja Dobrowolna). In improv Dan loves the connection between the partners, the sincerity and the playfullness! He remains an improv nerd and all styles of shows can make him happy, the journey is infinite! Links: La Carpe Haute , You&Me , Origami Swan
201 | Ryan Millar (CAN/NED) Talks About Writing An Improv Book
201 | SHOWNOTES
Ryan is an improviser, writer, storyteller and comedian living in Amsterdam. He has more than twenty years experience teaching, training and entertaining, working in different countries and languages. He performs scripted and unscripted material, trains for corporate and public workshops, as well as hosting shows and events. His first book is called TAKE IT EASY: And More Tips for the Dedicated Improviser. Links: www.ryanmillar.com
SEASON TWO | TRAILER
TRAILER | SHOWNOTES
This season, Trent is recording video interviews with improvisers around the world and releasing them in both podcast and video form!
The podcast is FREE and can be accessed from here, iTunes & Spotify etc! BUT! If you would like to support YesFinland, then you can purchase access to all the video feeds directly from our website for just 10€! Not only will you be able to see the interviews with the guests, but we’ll update the video feeds a day or so before we publish the podcast to the public! After your purchase, you’ll receive an email with a link to access all the videos. Read More: www.yesfinland.com/support