I was having a conversation with Carl this evening, and we got into a disagreement.
We were discussing who I perform for... (I as in any improv actor) He said that I should perform for the audience, because they pay to see me perform. I argued that I should just perform how I want to perform- because I do it for me and the pleasure I take out of improv performance.
Maybe you have to take into account that they are there, and if (for example) there is a kid in the room at a family friendly show, you notice and therefore do not describe in detail some sexual acts... well, that is taking them into account, but not necessarily performing FOR the audience... more like- for myself with them in mind...
I have one semester left to go in college and I will have a degree that I have no idea what to do with. I work with little kids now and I LOVE it. I do improv at my oldest brother's theater in Bonner Springs and I have a cat named Jenny.