I’m not sure why, and I’m not even sure exactly what, but something has changed in how I am approaching my improv.
A week or two ago, I decided to try to do things that were outside of my normal persona; I wanted to emulate some of my favorite improvisors who do things a bit outside my own tendencies… and I was surprised to realize that it came naturally to me.
This week, I played a match with two performers I had never worked with before — and it was the first match for one of them. And instead of trying to take care of them, I just focused on the match itself. And both of them did GREAT.
It’s not that I don’t care anymore and I’m just doing whatever the heck I feel like doing. That’s not it at all. It’s that somehow, I’ve reached a point where I believe that it will all be fine.
And so far, I’m right.