March 8th, 2009

improv

I can feel it coming in the air tonight...

Well, today, actually. It's not Spring, per se, but there was definitely something hanging in the air this afternoon that I'd not felt in a long time.

Excitement. But not just any excitement... this was that feeling that I used to get in the spring, when it was getting close to finals time (which meant it was also close to summer vacation), so there was an anxiety there, looming, but with sweet, sweet freedom peeking over its shoulder waving to me with a mischievous glint in its eye.

There are a NUMBER of reasons for excitement tinged anxiety of late. One of the most obvious being the Un-Scripted show that we opened this week.

It's been a LONG time since I've done short form Improv. When did the Jesters last perform... 2005 maybe? This show has been ALOT of work (I'm assistant directing) but alot of fun as well. And to be perfectly honest, it's freaking SPECTACULAR to have a regular Improv gig again. I didn't realize how much I missed having a schedule of performances like I used to in Boston. But of course, the anxiety comes in (not in a BAD way, mind you) because this show is so different from anything I've done before.

Five Actors. Two Hours. No Set List. Collapse )