Well. Last night was my last class of level one. I can’t believe it’s been eight weeks since I started at Improv Asylum. That’s two whole months, guys. Mind-blowing.
Our normal instructor is in Maine doing touring improv things so we had subs who were good. I kind of missed Kirsten though. She has this way of making suggestions that sound totally supportive and less like she is correctly a mistake/poor choice.
We played a few new games with “level two twists.” So instead of a just a game, we had to use accents or dialects. There are a handful of people already signed up for level two which doesn’t start up for three more weeks. I’m excited about some, not so much about others but we’ll see how it goes.
LEVEL ONE STATUS: Complete
WHAT I LEARNED:
- “Yes and” your partners’ choices both verbally and physically
- Mirroring is key
- Commit to your scene choices and sell the crap out of them
- Don’t ask questions
- Always add information
- Don’t judge yourself or your partners for their choices
- Don’t talk about what you are doing/your object work
- Strong eye contact is important
- Don’t go for the easy laugh, because you can’t sustain it