Why I Still Love to Improvise After 16 Years

I think I began improvising to have a creative outlet and show everyone how funny I could be. When I first started to improvise it was a lot about myself. I didn’t realize the power of really being a part of an ensemble. Over time I realized it was so much more than what I was doing on stage. It was starting to mold me into the person I am off stage even more than I could have imagined.

I continue to improvise because of the community of supportive and caring people who want you to succeed both on and off stage. From the moment I announced that I would be starting my own theater I have had nothing but an amazing response from people offering unsolicited support and advice. In a world that has a lot of people angry, upset and frustrated, this art form never asks for anything more than to listen, say yes and add information. I truly am blessed to have found such a safe environment where every idea is fostered and mined for its brilliance. Thank you to all my friends, family and especially my wonderful wife for joining me on my travels down this unscripted highway.

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