I’m sorry for inviting you all (Facebook) to my Improv showcase and then uninviting all of you (in my head).
Here’s what happened.
Back in April, I started taking an improv class at Huge Improv Theater. (Improv 101, taught by Will Roberts, awesome guy). I didn’t know what to expect… He/she/they (everyone at Huge Theater) was super cool and very helpful, even with the uncomfortable stuff… We actually played a game called “Loserball”.
We did some, ok, a lot of things that were outside my comfort zone! Most of them were fun, some of them… not so much but they all served a purpose and help me to grow and develop.
It was 10 weeks, two hours a week and at the end of our last class, we had a showcase! I was excited and made an announcement on Facebook with very little information. The closer the day came, the more unsure I was that I would actually be able to perform…
It’s so much different than stand-up. At Acme, I’m prepared. I know the material and what I’ll talk about and say. I’ve been able to practice. I’m confident in the material I’ve written.
There’s no such thing with improv. Not only do I not know what I’m going to do, I don’t know what anybody else is going to do… and neither do they! No forethought, no plan, suggestions from the audience?!?!
No, I figured I’d just better keep this under wraps.
So I just didn’t mention it again.
Well, the big day came. I did perform. I had a great time, and I’m super glad no one I knew saw me!
I do plan on continuing with the improv but after Olivia is born. The next session doesn’t start until right around her due date.
Now that I’ve had some experience, you can be sure you’ll all be invited to the Improv 201 showcase!