I would love for us to have discussion on the forums throughout the week. Feel free to post some thoughts as to what your favorite moments from class were, or if you had any ah ha moments! Also - feel free to post any videos, blogs, resources, etc. that you think would be for the good of the group.
Or post your thoughts about the homework:
Do At Home Activity: The dada speech: stand in the middle of a room, and launch into a speech, with the goal of not making any sense. Look at an object in the room and start to talk about it, don't stay on any topic too long and make sense of nothing. For example: Candles are dogs when books tell a story of peanuts from heaven. When I was only seven dollars I went to my own factor brush, see? No one knows my father knew his cat was a green in the Texas town of pig boy."
Hello all! I loved sharing this class with 13 wonderful improv "yes ands". My favorite moments were the throwing of the Improv Spear and the Freeze game. I appreciated the instructors kudos at the end of class. I'm hooked! Thank you, Beryl
What a fun first night! It was nice to meet everyone; I think learning improv with this group is going to be a lot of fun.
I really enjoyed the warm ups and finding the important lessons in each (non-verbal communication, sharing energy, building a scene, listening, being patiently aware of people and dialogue). My favorite moments from the first night were the energy and fast pace of “Zoom, Schwartz, Puraglio" (spelling?) and how differently some people chose to portray characters like a 2nd grader at a “10” on the first day of school. I think I have my work cut out for me over the next 5 weeks ;)
I attended the 7:30 pm show last night. I was struck by the fearlessness of the people on stage. The games they played were detailed. I am excited, nervous, and most importantly, curious to see where this adventure will take me.
I purchased Jill Bernard's, Small Cute Book Of Improv from the concession room. I will share her Vimeo link. It's also, Small and cute. http://vimeo.com/10174722.
Hello 101s! We talked about getting together at my office this Sunday to "play". We started an e-mail list but it didn't make it back to me. Here is my contact info: 520-272-0659. Text if you want to participate. I'm thinking 1-3 pm would work well. When I receive your confirmation, I'll send you my business address. :O)
Amy Poehler's speech, was amusing and helpful. Of all the suggestions she gave regarding improv, I think living in the moment is the most important for me. If I can stay in the moment, then I'm listening to what my partner is saying and this leads to "yes and". Also, I have noticed that a pause is not necessarily a stalling of the scene. "Look into your partner's eyes" was another way of making improv more successful. Creating a relationship is certainly easier when we "connect" with the person we are sharing the scene with. Yes AND....I need much more practice.