Okay, so... When I do a long form, I have a tendency to go on in the first scene or two... when I go off stage, I think about what I did and what it means. That means that I completely space off during the next scene. Sometimes... though still not good, it is okay that I do this. We are doing the longform plus ronde lately.... it is detrimental to my future scenes. Well, not always, but sometimes (like tonight) it is. So there you have it.
My goal: Do not space off. Pay attention to the other scenes at the same time that I analyze my scenes.
Does it seem to anyone else that summer is a lag in improv. Fewer people, Fewer shows... even the people that come to rehearsals seem to have a lack of energy. Wonder why.
It seems to me though, and perhaps this is being a bit harsh, that if you are going to be a negative nelly at rehearsal, that it would behoove you and everyone else if you just stayed home.
As far as it is now getting toward the fall and school starting... It seems like improv is gearing up. The shows that were lacking, recently have been amazing-tastic. Improvisers are coming back, everyone seems to have more energy, and there are TWO improv festivals coming up in the KC area alone.
How much of this has to do with audiences too?
We all know about the energy that is transferred from the improvisers to the audience and back. During the summer months is the audience just a void... not returning any of the energy?
I don't think so.
I will be interested to see how this goes next year...
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.