It's a year later. This past year I:booksherpa wrote: - Take a class beyond 101
- Learn and play some long form
- Form a practice group
- See some improv in NYC
- Stop fearing gibberish
- Be as confident being me in everyday life as I am when I'm being imaginary people in improv. Embrace every day with the same sense of enthusiasm and adventure that I embrace improv with.
Oh, wait, those are short term....
- Be on an amazing team with great chemistry that performs regularly
- Have improv be part of my every day life
- Perform in a Harold
- auditioned for the troupe I take short form classes with. Didn't get in, but got into their short-term longform project and got to learn, practice and perform a La Ronde variation. Twice.
- Taught(!) introductory improv at church and led folks in warmups and short form games.
- Went to the Del Close Marathon and was blown away
- actually made progress on forming a troupe
- preached a sermon on improv ("Improvisation: A Faith Journey" - http://uucsh.libsyn.com/improvisation-a ... ust-4-2013 for the podcast)
- took a 3 week intensive in NYC at the Magnet, went through 3 levels, and performed, yes, a Harold.
- saw tons of improv at the Magnet and some at UCB while I was there
- auditioned for the short form troupe's next short-term long form project, got in, and performed a montage masquerading as a Harold, with an invocation opening.
- made more progress on forming a troupe/practice group - we actually got a rehearsal in before schedules blew up. Still working on it.
- stopped fearing gibberish (mostly)
I'm still working on the improv everyday/confident being me stuff. But it's come a long way.