We have all been there before. In some form or fashion.
Have you ever been so scared or nervous about something, that your hands sweat profusely, your heart skipped a beat, you fell short of breath, and maybe even felt a little dizzy?
The mere thought of improv whips up trepidation for some. The connotation of "improv" conjures up images of being on stage and performing in front of a big, giant, audience, where you are expected to be funny. This can scare even the bravest among us.
How many times have you heard someone say. "Improv? No way. I cant do that!"
But the truth is, we are improvising all day. Every day. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-stop. In fact, I'm improvising right now as I write this. And YOU... you're improvising right now, as you read this. Neither of us has a script in front of us. We are making this up as we go.
Life is an improv. Improv is life. We are constantly improvising. It is our natural state. But when someone says the words "lets do improv," some people suddenly freeze up. Why is this? Why is something that we do so intuitively and so innately suddenly become something that feels so impossible and so scary.
In our 5th video of the series, John shares how he mustered up the courage to venture to his first Improv Playground workshop.