The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself


In college, we used to get together and watch Whose Line Is It Anyway? and then play Improv games at Jason and Mark's place.

I started taking Improv classes in Boston in 1999 because I needed something to get me out of the house after my attempt at acapella crashed and burned.

Little did I know just what a huge part of my life it would become.

When I first saw my Level 1 instructor, Amy, perform with the Improv Asylum, my heart clenched, and I knew, without any doubt, that this was what I *NEEDED* to do.  It was an imperative.

A year and a half of studies, and shortly after graduating I was cast in the Asylum's touring company, and started teaching at the training center.

The touring company gig didn't last forever, but when it ended, I knew that I couldn't STOP doing Improv, and so I didn't.  When the owners of the Asylum were tossing around the idea of opening up a theater in San Francisco, I had to stop and seriously think.  The results of that think ended with me giving myself permission to return to California after 15 years on the east coast. The Asylum's theater never happened, but I opted to return anyway, and landed in the Bay Area with the intent of opening my own Improv Theater.

It's been 9 years since I un-transplanted myself, and in that time I've worked with some amazing people, and done some awesome things, but now I'm working with the Un-Scripted Theater Company on... wait for it... opening a theater in San Francisco.

This has been a dream for me for a long time.  It's also been a dream of the rest of the Un-Scripted ensemble.  And now we're about to actually do it.  A permanent space, in San Francisco, where we can create to our heart's content.  But we're going to need some help doing it...

When you have a moment, please check out the IndieGoGo campaign that we've got going to help us open the theater.  Even if you can't contribute teh moniez, leave a comment, and spread the word.  Every dollar helps us.  Every good word encourages us.

Thank you!

Tags: improv, life

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