Christian Capozzoli is a writer living in Manhattan. He is the author of “Dispatch“, a short non-fiction piece about his time spent as a garbage man. He has also written “The Aerodynamics of Yes: The Improviser’s Manual” a book on improvisation, as well as pilots, sketches, and screenplays. He holds a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College and a Masters in Literature and Education from Harvard University. “Jetsam County” is his first novel. His comedic work and writing has received rave reviews from both the New York Times and Post. He is represented by Matt Hudson at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
Sheriff Clay Everdean swears to bring order to the new frontier full of critters, creatures, portals and guns:
– an amnesiac hell beast born to track hunts for where on earth it belongs
– a lovesick prospector and his colicky son sort through the space ship wreckage luck landed in their laps
– outlaw Wesley Gorton schemes to reclaim the West from settlers and set it free and wild again
– a shape-shifting critter scours the county for a powerful crystal clear as lake water
– a bartered boy is brought into the Gorton gang and raised into legend
– an orphaned girl with all the grit of her father and strength of her mother embarks on a treacherous journey
From hill folk to ranch hands, bandits and tribes, the characters of Jetsam fit together like clockwork, in this sprawling tale of morals, borders and villains. When good and evil meet with locomotive force, nothing will ever be the same.
AERODYNAMICS OF YES: THE IMPROVISERS MANUAL
Good improv can seem magical, but let’s not make it more mystical than it is. Stop praying to the improv gods and take responsibility for what you can control. Sweat the technique, be empowered by it, study, be hard on yourself, understand the science and why it works. Then, trust in it, play confidently, and be excellent to each other.