Last Sunday, my team Five Seven Plus won the C3Something Five-a-Side at the Nursery Theatre.
Say what, I thought improv is about playing to play, not playing to win?
Competitive improvisation can have a surprisingly positive effect on our attitude towards our own performance and our team . . .
This is my first post and I feel very much like I did in my first Improvisation class: Not entirely sure what's supposed to happen and incredibly pressured by myself to come up with something original and exciting to impress my audience and show you how witty and funny I am.
Unfortunately, this has, for some while now, prevented me from getting this blog started in the first place. Why? Because I get writer's block.
Fortunately, I've now been to enough improvisation classes to know that the more I think about this and the more attention I pay to my inner monologue, the less I get onto paper.
Unfortunately, this is not an improvisation class.
Fortunately, the skill, practices and games we play on stage are transferable to every-day life.
So I'll use two lessons I've learned from improv:
Therefore, I won't aim for being funny or witty. My aim is to share what I learn on my journey of self-employment and self-discovery. This blog will show you my thought processes and will be full of games and exercises that can enrich life.
I hope you find some useful tidbits and do feel free to share and comment and have a conversation with me.