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The Yes And Journal is a fun, simple tool to reinforce the improv comedy skills of acceptance, joy, and connection with daily prompts.
The Yes And Journal is a guide to developmental improv - a series of written prompts on gratitude, acceptance, mindfulness, and more.
The Yes And Journal is a guide to developmental improv - a series of written prompts on gratitude, acceptance, mindfulness, and more.
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The Yes And Journal - An Improviser's Guide to Life

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WHAT IS THE JOURNAL?

The Yes And Journal operates on a simple premise: The skills that make us better improvisers can also make us better people. The journal takes the philosophies of improv offstage-- helping us become more grateful, accepting, brave, and happy people through daily journaling prompts. Anyone who has ever experienced improv knows this feeling, but with The Yes And Journal, you can reinforce these ideas whether you performed today or not.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The journal seeks to break down all that is valuable and life-changing about improv into a set of solo written exercises that can be taken anywhere. It is made up of daily prompts and free write exercises designed to redirect our energy and focus towards the important things in life. These are similar to what you might see in any improv workshop- saying yes to those around you, finding moments to be proud of, giving yourself permission to make strong choices, etc. With The Yes And Journal, these ideas can be reinforced and applied to everyday situations.

BUDGET AND TIMELINE - HOW CAN I GET A COPY?

This project is dependent on the energy and support of the improv community. Self-publishing a book will always have its challenges and fees, but if this campaign reaches its goal, the book will be made available on Amazon. The expected date for that launch is October 2017, and a link to the Amazon order will be posted then. If you want to pre-order a copy and have it signed by me with a personalized note, all the perks above $50 include that.

CIG National Tournament - photo by Corbin Smith
CIG National Tournament - photo by Corbin Smith

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 LAUNCH PARTY IMPROV SHOWS

On August 11st at Showtime Comedy Theatre in St Catharines (SOLD OUT!) and August 26th at the Pelham Bandshell (7:00-9:00PM), we will be hosting improv shows to celebrate everyone who has contributed to the campaign. Tickets are available through this kickstarter or at the door for both shows. If you are unable to attend the shows, we will also be streaming them live on this Kickstarter page for you to watch at home!

Big Chicken Improv - performing at both shows
Big Chicken Improv - performing at both shows

 

 

Risks and challenges

My estimations have shown that I should be able to ship all copies of the journal by mid/late October. If a longer delay comes up through the publishing company or on Kickstarter's end, I will communicate any of these delays with backers so they are aware. Should any challenges arise, I'm not worried. I'm an improviser.

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    Connection - Launch Party Show

    Receive two tickets to come watch either of our "Launch Party" Improv Shows. They will both be amazing nights celebrating everyone who has contributed. Come join us!

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    NEW! - Custom Song!

    The talented improviser/musician Mark Maecker will write and record a song for you on any topic you choose. Who doesn't want a song about themselves, their pets, or that super-specific inside joke? (Does NOT include a copy of the journal)

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    Finding The Awesome - Signed Journal

    Be one of the first people to get the journal by pre-ordering through the kickstarter campaign and I will sign your copy with a personalized thank you note. The journal will be shipped directly to your address.

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    Double The Awesome - 2 Signed Journals

    This perk includes two signed copies with personalized thank you messages shipped to your address, so you and a friend can share this experience together.

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    Share The Love - Book Donation

    For this perk, you will receive a pre-order signed copy of the journal delivered to your address! In addition, 3 more copies will be printed and offered to the people who wanted to support this campaign but were not financially able to. This donation really is sharing the love through the community and making people's days a little brighter.

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    Commitment - Get In The Journal!

    Once printed, every copy of the journal will have a page at the front thanking the individuals who helped support its creation. For this perk, get your name inside the journal! Also includes a signed copy.

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    Support - Contributing Business

    In addition to thanking the individuals who helped make this project happen, there will be a page with the names + logos of the organizations who supported. For this perk, get represented in the journal! Also includes a signed copy.

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    WOAHH! - Everything Package

    To thank you for this unbelievable contribution you will receive 5 signed copies of the journal, your name at the start of the journal, and 10 copies will be donated to improvisers who were not able to support the project financially. Also Mark will write you a song!

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    Preface

    Write a one page preface at the start of the journal-- a message to all improvisers about what this community means and what it can do for the world. Also includes a signed copy of the journal, and whatever else you might want from the everything package. We'll talk.

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    Carry The Journal

    Get 100 copies and an affiliate link to the Amazon page so your theatre company, bookstore, or small business can sell copies of the journal. Contact me for additional details!

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