11 months agoJune 10, 2012
UCB Improv 101 - Show
Had my Improv 101 show at UCB today! What a rush performing on stage and hearing tons of laughter. Especially thrilling because I had no idea what I was going to say today. There was no script, and that was completely out of my element.
My favorite scene played out when I stepped up with one other girl, and I’m pretty sure neither of us had an idea of what to say. It wound up being a really funny scene where I got to play someone where everything I did made me look like I was making fun of Native Americans. That sounds terrible, but it was really funny, I swear.
I guess my next step is to join a practice group. Any ideas?
1 year agoApril 28, 2012
Improv 101 at UCB NYC
Well, I’ve done it! I’ve gone and signed myself up for Improv classes, and I’ve chosen the most illustrious of schools, Upright Citizens Brigade.
I don’t know why I chose the one-week intensive - where they cram eight, three hour classes into five days - though. I’ve been through Days 1, 2 & 3, and I’m having a blast.
I’ve learned many technical lessons that I’ve read about in books, but the biggest lesson I’ve learned so far, is that every choice is correct, every choice is terrible, and every choice is hilarious!
It doesn’t matter. No one is going to be stellar on their first day (or week) so we’ve taken the pressure off each other (and ourselves) and just enjoy being.
We are encouraged to use stories from our lives to inspire our scenes and I’ve learned more about the people in my class in three days, and they’ve learned more about me, than most people do in a year.
But, I guess that’s showing my heart and there’s truth in comedy and comedy in truth. It’s also private moments made public.
Ill write more after the week is over!