This year, long form improvisation was one of my big metaphorical crumbs. I've always had fun with improv and certainly used it to fill a void on stage or in an audition, but long form is definitely a beast of it's own! It's the dichotomy of comedy; if it had a sign, it would be a Gemini. (That's why we get along so well I think. We Gemini kids have to stick together!) Here's what I mean:
- It has many rules and no rules.
- It makes you think very hard and not at all simultaneously.
- It can end but it can never be finished.
See what I mean?! I'm loving it though. It gets me out of my head (where I tend to get stuck) and there's a satisfaction in the doing, even if it means bombing now and then.
Possibly the best part of all this is that it has made a really big difference in my audition performances for quirky characters. I just booked another in July!! More on that later...
Have you studied improv? I'd love to hear about it. I'm looking to make some plans for 2016!