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"How can I get out of my head?"

PostPosted: March 31st, 2013, 10:17 pm
by happywaffle
Nice, long article on the subject. Glad I saw it.

http://improvnonsense.tumblr.com/head

I’ve done this for 12 years and have achieved some amount of success at least within the society of the UCB Theatre in NYC (perform on a weekly show on the weekend, am one of the senior teachers) and I’d say every 4 or 5 shows I walk off stage convinced, wholly, that I am a fraud, who snuck by everyone who is in charge of deciding who is good by keeping my head down and being quiet at signature moments.


Yep. Been there.

Re: "How can I get out of my head?"

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 7:43 am
by contentlove
Yep. Thanks.

Re: "How can I get out of my head?"

PostPosted: April 1st, 2013, 8:43 am
by happywaffle
Related: a recent blogpost from Mr. Andy Buck, paraphrasing Stephen Kearin:

There’s a self-hate machine running inside of us. It’s coughing and sputtering and chugging along. But we can place it into a room, like a tiny utility closet. We can place our self-hate machine into this dark room and just leave it. It can do its work, but it’s just in this tiny room. It can’t control us. We won’t turn it off, we’ll just tuck it away in one of many rooms.


http://mandinkaimprov.wordpress.com/201 ... tred-room/

Re: "How can I get out of my head?"

PostPosted: April 6th, 2013, 9:08 am
by booksherpa
These were both really useful articles, thanks! This is where I feel like I am right now, stuck in suck, trapped in my head. Bleah.