New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics” // “The Challenges Facing General Semantics”

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Earlier this year as a board member for the Institute of General Semantics, I was posed three questions: In what ways and to what extent can GS continue to assist in the development of society in the contemporary (e.g. PTSD)? What are the primary challenges currently facing GS? What should be/ could be the future direction of the GS? My response … Read More

New Essay Published in “ETC: A Review of General Semantics”

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An essay I wrote this year redefining the field of semantics to better understand and define the field of general semantics was recently published in the journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay — titled “On Semantics and General Semantics: Redefining the Former to Understand the Latter” — appears in ETC Volume 70, Issue 3 and kicks off the issue … Read More

Improvised Music Recording // With Angie Atkinson

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Yesterday into early this morning I prompted singer/songwriter Angie Atkinson with suggestions for songs as she improvised vocally and with ukelele.  I also filmed the entire 40-minute engagement. Not sure if someday the film will make it online fully or in pieces, but Angie created some pretty moving songs on the fly.

New Video Series // “Reading ‘Long-Form Improv'” with Ben Hauck

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Today I released the first videos of my new series supplementing the chapters of my book Long-Form Improv.  The series is titled “Reading Long-Form Improv“ and it’s viewable on my YouTube channel. Each video is dedicated to a chapter in my book, and each fleshes out the topics in the chapter for even better understanding. I’ll be releasing videos periodically, so subscribe … Read More

Ben’s Book “Long-Form Improv” Mentioned in Otterbein Towers Magazine

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In the Fall 2012 issue of Otterbein Towers, my book received a mention in the Otterbein Book Corner section on page 27, where four other authors connected to Otterbein are also listed. It reads: Ben Hauck ’98 recently published LongForm Improv: The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes and Performing Extraordinary Harolds.  He also produced and co-starred in the comedic improvised web … Read More

Interview on “Long-Form Improv” with Lucy-Jade Norris // “On Deck with Lucy” Web Series

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The über-talented Lucy-Jade Norris hosts On Deck with Lucy, an interview series that features talent, trends, and tastes of New York City.  She interviewed me for Episode 3, and here’s the video which just came out. In the video we cover my book Long-Form Improv, my all-improvised web series The Infinite Need, and the improvised sermons I do as the Reverend Raymond … Read More

Two Twitterplays // New York Neo-Futurists Challenge

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Last night on Twitter, the New York Neo-Futurists (@NYNeoFuturists) put up a challenge to write a one-tweet play that included an impossible stage direction. I wrote two, and they were reposted on the New York Neo-Futurists website. Click here to view the entries (look under @benhauck):

Now Published: “The Stand-In Handbook” by Ben Hauck with Sara DeRosa // Available for Download at Stand-In Central

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This week I published the downloadable PDF ebook The Stand-In Handbook on Stand-In Central, a website that provides information and insight about the job of the television and film stand-in.  I founded Stand-In Central and serve as its editor. Co-authored with Sara DeRosa, The Stand-In Handbook culls articles from the Stand-In Central website into a portable document for easy study … Read More

Review of “Confessions of a Long-Form Improv Teacher” by Ben Hauck

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Today Aimée Davison posted on YouTube a review of my manuscript titled Confessions of a Long-Form Improv Teacher. Aimée worked as a beta-reader for the manuscript as part of her ongoing project called One Hundred Jobs, and she posted this video review in completion of the job. Feedback from beta-readers of my manuscript has been very positive. I will soon … Read More

Newly Published Work // Essay on “New” Alfred Korzybski Transcript

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Just now coming out is a new essay of mine published in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume 68, Number 2. The essay–titled “Introduction to ‘Difficulties in Learning to Apply General Semantics’”–is a companion piece to a transcript I edited of a recording of Alfred Korzybski from 1947. That transcript follows my introductory essay and had never before been … Read More

Law & Order: Criminal Intent // Episode 09011 // “Gods and Insects”

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Today I played a Wall Street passerby and stood in for Jim True-Frost on Episode 09011 (“Gods and Insects”) of the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I also passed along to Jeff Goldblum’s assistant my recent essay titled “The Day Michael Jackson Died” from ETC: A Review of General Semantics. The essay covers the rumor about Jeff’s death … Read More