Back in Improv-mode

Last night was my first rehearsal for a new Improv venture, a new team for Character Dogville presented by Manhattan Comedy Collective in Times Square.  I was lucky enough to be told about this group by my friend Victor, a fellow UCB classmate.  At last night’s rehearsal, nine of us came together to work on some improvised monologues, 2-person scenes, and “montages” in a documentary format – think Christopher Guest’s Waiting For Guffman or Best in Show.  The premise, or concept, of this show is “character” improv – so we will develop a variety of characters over our six weeks of rehearsal and end up with a cast of characters that can interact in our final performance in February.  (NYCers, I will shamelessly plug this in a few weeks!)  Last night, I tried out a few characters- including a meat-factory protesting vegan, a book-reading philosophy professor from Big Fork (shout out to Auntie Bev!), and a peg-legged one-eye pirate who invents a miniature telescope – called a “Micro- scope.”  I wasn’t too happy with my characters or scenes – but I guess I was a little out of practice.  Well, the people in my class are absolutely hilarious, and I’m really looking forward to what will come in the next couple months!

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3 thoughts on “Back in Improv-mode

  1. Linda January 9, 2008 / 11:43 am

    fun fun fun. sounds like a great time, a fabulous learning opportunity! xxoo Mom

  2. Lore January 9, 2008 / 11:55 am

    Go for it girl, you can do it. I have to congratulate you on your blog. It is done with class and style. Keep it up, I’m proud of you, Oma

  3. Anonymous January 9, 2008 / 12:31 pm

    Me too, proud of you that is. I am always falling in line behind Oma, probably because she makes me do the housework first. I agree with Oma, the blog is making my day. Keep it up.By the way, the $10.00 a week adventure orchestrated by your dad is a great idea.Love you, Opa

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