Q and A Sessions & Talk Backs
Its funny because we do Q and A sessions after almost every show we do for school groups at the club. Some of the questions, being that we have a lot of younger grade school groups can be random and ridiculous such as: Why does your voice sound squeaky? Do you guys like each other? How come the guy with the brown hair looks like he doesnt want to be here? How old are you guys? How much do you get paid? Are you on icarly? Whats your favorite food?
OK so those are um.. interesting.
Anyway I though I would answer a legit question that we frequently get asked by teachers and students attending our shows:
Why do you do improv?
I have a few reasons of my own for doing improv. For one thing there are no lines to memorize. How awesome is that? Another reason is that the show is different every time. I like the challege. I like the challenge of having to come up with something different and new every performance. .. But most of all I LIKE FREEDOM. I like having the freedom to be whoever and whatever I want to be on stage. I love how I am able to play characters that I might not have a chance to play if I was cast in a scripted show or tv/film role. If I were to audition for a show the person in charge of casting would decide what role I was right for and cast me in it. In improv I can create my own role and not be forced to do what someone else thinks I should be doing. How many times have actors been told they were just “not what we’re looking for for this character even though your very talented”.. with improv, I have the freedom to play a 2 year old kid, a 20 year old rockstar, a crazy man from Sheboygan.. I can be who I want, say what I want, go where I want. I also like putting on silly wigs and making a fool of myself. But that’s a whole other topic.