We’ve all had that dream. You know, the one where you’re naked on stage and the audience is laughing.
For an improv performer, that’s no nightmare; that’s life. OK, they're wearing clothes but they're emotionally naked, working without a script, responding off the cuff to random cues from the audience and their co-performers.
Here’s some of what you’ll hear in the podcast:
- Becca Brooks on being thrown an unfamiliar word: “If there’s something we don’t know, we’re not going to let the audience know; so we just say, ‘OK.’”
- Melanie Penn on the importance of trust and vulnerability: "Improv, when you boil it down, is the art of being human."
- Kevin McKernan on sports analogies: "What we like about sports, and improv, is that we don't know what is going to happen."
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