Several things have me more fired-up than usual about improv.
- I started making plans to attend the 3rd annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest, March 6 through 8 at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre.
- Steve Saracino, my first improv teacher, called to tell me about his new improv-based project and to ask if he could use me as a reference.
- I met two people last week who seemed to have a genuine interest in learning more about the principles of improv. One of them was in the audience for last week’s Einstein Simplified show, the other promised to come to a show at The Well soon.
- I read great articles titled “How to Be a Better Improviser” and “3 Ways Improv Can Improve Your Career” and “Everything I Know about Confidence I Learned from Performing Improv Comedy.”
- I read about a comedian named Jacqueline Kabat who is making a documentary called Comedy Improv Can Save the World in which she teaches improvisation to veterans suffering from PTSD, inner-city middle-school children in Chicago, and employees at a Wall Street financial institution.