When I first started my Improv journey, I had no idea that that was true. It never even crossed my mind. Yes, the show that actually made me WANT to try this beautiful artform was ALL relationship, but I didn’t really know what I was seeing – just that I liked it. I actually thought that what I was watching was an anomaly. I’d been to shows before, and they just felt jokey and silly to me. The players were sometimes quick and sometimes funny, but really, I didn’t see much that flipped my switches….until that ONE show. I didn’t know WHY I loved it. I just knew I wanted more of it, and I wanted to learn whatever magic that particular duo had to teach.
I stepped into my first Level 1 class almost 3 years ago, and I haven’t turned back. I’ve taken lots of classes and traveled to play and to attend workshops. I’ve watched A LOT of Improv. I’ve learned many things, and I think I’ve gotten better at Improv generally. The core of everything though, that piece that keeps me coming back and, in my not so humble opinion, makes everything else work, is Relationship.[Read more…] about Relationship Building is Key to Good Longform Improv