What an incredible experience today.
We went to the Atlas Theater in Washington, D.C. and did Improv (no script).
For a Jewish kid from the Bronx, this was not something I was used to, but I loved it.
- Say your name and an animal with the same first letter and act it out.
- Say something you love or hate and everyone gravitates on the stage towards or from it based on whether they agree.
- Repeat a word and action from someone else and pass it on.
- Act out an action that someone else calls out after yelling "Let's do it!"
- As a group, answer a question from the audience, by each person adding a word to the aggregated answer.
- Give your neighbor a pretend object and after they identify what they think it is and thank you for it, you explain why you gave it to them.
- Stand on an emotion (happy, sad, angry, scared) and act out a scene with someone else rotating through the feelings.
- Pretend you're a hitchhiker and infest the emotion with everyone else in the car.
I was really amazed at how good so many people were with doing these exercises.
And I felt it was so freeing to be doing it too.
I feel like I really learned a lot about being comfortable with yourself and just letting your inhibitions go and even though it was scary and hard, I would like to do this again.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)