I’m in the middle of my own improv intensive here.
For the last three months, I’ve been getting together with four other people every Monday night to work on some long form. We’ve also got company workshops for the VIC every Thursday, but I’ve been out of town in the latter half of the week a lot recently, so I haven’t been making it to those or to shows consistently since the summer started. Last week, though, I hit both workshops and performed in the Saturday show. Looking at my schedule, I’m likely to do the same for the next two weeks. Which is great, because I feel like I’m leveling up again.
The beauty of our Monday night “workouts” is that there are at most five of us, and often someone can’t make it. That means for two hours, I’m on. That sort of intensity on a regular basis means I’m working through my usual schtick pretty quickly and starting to stretch myself. I’m not afraid to just try stuff that I’d be nervous about in performance and that I often don’t get a chance to do in company workshops. Just like I am with running, I’m putting the miles and I’m seeing the results.
Saturday night was likely the best improv show I’ve been in. That wasn’t because I was amazing, but it did feel like I was able to keep up my end of the bargain. I can’t wait to do it again.
UpdateFitness: Pushups (6-6-4-4-10)
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 304 words, 328 seven-day average, 264 average, 36388 total, 1612 to go for the week; 5-day streak