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That Long-Haired Guy

Postby MrAndrewJ » October 8th, 2012, 8:24 pm

Hello. I'm Andrew.

I've been taking classes at the Institution since March and can usually be seen enjoying the activities on Sundays as well. I'm looking forward to level 4 later this month. Between the Institution being my "first" plus living and working south of Ben White, it's probably where I'll be found the most in the foreseeable future.

I've probably met a few of you at the Violet Crown when our class wandered to the last couple of meet & greets. I'm a bigger guy these days, but am feeling empowered and inspired by Thinning the Herd at the moment. I'm probably easy to spot for having hair that just about touches the tops of my legs.

I fell into improv when a friend suggested it to overcome stage fight. Before this year I was really only familiar with the Clive Anderson run of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Four of us agreed to do it, three of us did it, and I was the only person to stick with it. It felt right. It's very different to be in a place where opening my mouth doesn't make me "the weird guy" any more. This is also putting me through a lot of personal challenges that long past needed to be met outside of the theater.

Also, the community as a whole has been a really great group of people to this point. You have all absolutely been part of my pull to get more involved.

Now that I'm meeting a lot more of you and recently spent an evening as the audience guest during Epic, it seemed like time to at least come by and say hello. Hi.
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Postby Chuy! » October 8th, 2012, 9:10 pm

Hey there! I met you at the VC! See you around!
Chicken Fried Steak and all that...
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Re: That Long-Haired Guy

Postby Spots » October 8th, 2012, 9:53 pm

MrAndrewJ wrote: This is also putting me through a lot of personal challenges that long past needed to be met outside of the theater.



Always. You can always continue to use improv for this purpose. Way to challenge yourself!
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Postby diamond9 » October 8th, 2012, 10:40 pm

ANDREW!!!! Welcome to the AIC Forum! Andrew was in my Level 1 class. You really have grown a lot Andrew! Too bad you passed me up when I got delayed taking Level 2.

See you at The Rubber room!

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Postby happywaffle » October 9th, 2012, 7:58 am

Welcome! I also met you at VC. Come tomorrow night and I'll meet you again.
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Re: That Long-Haired Guy

Postby Justin D. » October 9th, 2012, 4:09 pm

Andrew!

MrAndrewJ wrote:It's very different to be in a place where opening my mouth doesn't make me "the weird guy" any more. This is also putting me through a lot of personal challenges that long past needed to be met outside of the theater.


In a community of "weird guys" (and gals), there's not a lot of worry about standing out as the weird one.
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Postby MrAndrewJ » October 9th, 2012, 9:30 pm

Thanks for the invite to the Violet Crown. Unfortunately I've already budgeted my time elsewhere and my money to Level 4 -- I'll have to sit this month out.

Chuy - I remember sitting with you too. To bring it all together, Asaf had to drop back into teacher mode to get me talking to anyone. Yeah. I have some work to do.

I have a feeling that I'll be suffering some form of cabin fever by this weekend and will be all to eager for this Sunday at the Institution. Thank you again for everything.
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