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Improvising your passion!

Posted by Michael on 24 April, 2017 in Creativity, Multipassionate |
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Ashley really helped us get our Improv on!

I enjoyed a wonderful class on Saturday, taught by Ashley of the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse in Denver. I’ve been teaching Improv Drama to middle school students for several years now, and it’s one of my passions for sure. Ashley helped me take it to the next level. We even did some games I have used with my kids before that I’ll bring around again because Ashley taught me better ways to play them.

I’m always looking for new ways to explore my passions. Isn’t that what being Multipassionate is all about? So when I saw the flyer at my local library adverting this class, I knew I had to be there.

If you’ve never done Improv, consider taking a class or workshop. Unless you’re a really serious introvert, it’s a great way to get out of your shell a bit and have some fun, while learning about yourself and others.

One thing that I struggled with was what Ashley called “long form” Improv. I’ve done a lot of the short form, along the lines of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” but the idea of doing a scene for twenty, thirty minutes or more was pretty intimidating. We didn’t do anything quite that long, but I did wind up doing a monologue on a random subject that was much longer than the usual one-liners I teach my students. It was a challenge, but one that I enjoyed and learned from.

What activity can you do this week to explore your passions? Love to hear from you in the comments below.

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