Yes But Why ep 198 Thomas Mook is having fun being an entertainer!

This week, Yes But Why Podcast interviews Thomas Mook, performer and improv community leader from Groningen, Netherlands.

Thomas Mook is a writer, an actor, and a musician. Thomas runs the improv conservatory at USVA in Groningen and he has taught hundreds of students in improv courses and in workshops throughout Europe. Thomas performs regularly with Stranger Things Have Happened.

In this conversation, Thomas and I talk about the benefit of family support when you’re trying to be an artist. He talks about the inspiration his father was to him as a performer.  

Thomas and I talk about how maintaining a life in the arts is a combination of luck and investment in the work you are doing.  Thomas talks about performing with his improv troupe, Stranger Things Have Happened.

We talk about building improv communities. We talk about loneliness and empathy and optimism.

Thomas talks about running the improv school at USVA in Groningen, Netherlands. He talks about his friendship with Aree Witeolar of Impro Neuf in Norway and how they help each other get through the ups and downs of being a theater manager.

You can support Thomas Mook by taking a class or workshop at USVA in Groningen, Netherlands. You can also see Thomas onstage performing monthly with Stranger Things Have Happened at USVA or at their weekly improv comedy jam. And the good news for those of us not in The Netherlands right now is that you can watch Stranger Things Have Happened on youtube! Check them out!


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(production notes: recorded international Skype call with Rodecaster at the home studio on 11/10/19)

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