So what’s the thing that I like most about playing and teaching improvisation theatre? It’s a never ending trip! In a positive way. Every time I think I know something or got somewhere, I find out that there is so much more to find out and explore and it’s always so cool!!! Two years ago I was in my »be specific and get personal« phase. I was teaching it and using it myself and I loved it. I played scenes thinking »how do I personalise everything that is going on on stage and making it mine?« I was teaching and still teach my students to own it all! But in a good way of course. And I learned so much from it.
This year was the year of »first 30 seconds of a scene has the DNA of the rest« phase. It sounds weird and scientific - but trust me - I understand zero about science. It’s just that I realised that if I focus and listen from the very first seconds of a scene, it will be much easier and fun to discover what the scene is about. Because it’s already there… The fun in teaching it is that it’s a super powerful tool, not only for the stage but also for life. When I teach things that I’m curious about, I have the perfect chance to explore it through and with my students and to learn and develop with them - that for me is a great experience. Let’s talk next year- see what phase I’m in. I promise to keep tripping in the impro woods. In the best way there is of course.