May 22nd, 2004

Last Day of Improv

We had our last practice this morning, and the “fillers-in” joined us as well. You’ll recall that our class is small enough that we’re getting 3 people from the regular troupe to fill in.

We didn’t get asked for our three characters, which was good because I never got around to making any… I ended up doing a German-ish/French dude accent for one game that I was pretty happy with.

The teams got switched around, so it’s now my team that has two of the regulars and two of us class members. Our practice went pretty well this morning, so I’m hoping it’ll be good tonight. And by “good” I mean “funny,” of course.

Yes, I’m nervous a bit. Since it’s improv, you never know how a show will go. If we get lousy suggestions, it’s hard to make that funny. At the same time, though, if we get familiar suggestions, I feel guilty. Like if we were to get “farmer” as a suggestion, the temptation will be for one of us to dance as a clue. I know that makes no sense, but it’s one of those “in-jokes” that just happened through the practices. So if I were to get “farmer” I would want to do whatever else I could to get that across, because I’d feel guilty using the dancing. However, if they just weren’t getting it, I’d default to it. It’s kind of a cheat, in my opinion.

I’ll let you know how it went after the show. Six hours to go until showtime!

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